Participation of the SFB 1066 on CLINAM conference from October 25th - 28th

We are looking forward to our contribution to the CLINAM conference which is held online this year. We will also host two sessions: "Chemistry of New Nanomedicines" and "Nanoparticles and the Immune System". Thanks to the organizers who had a rough time rescheduling and transforming the event.

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Sun protection campaign

Sun protection is important, but not only on vacation at the beach, but also at workplaces such as construction sites. Construction workers are particularly at risk of developing skin cancer due to high exposure to the sun. Although we are researching new methods to successfully treat skin cancer, prevention is still the top priority in the fight against this treacherous disease.
With our construction fence banner at the University Hospital of Mainz, we would like to remind the construction workers of this every day.

Special Issue in "Cells"

The SFB1066 has published another Special Issue this year “Nanoparticles in Cancer Immunotherapy”. Congratulations to all Authors. "

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Contribution of the SFB 1066 on the platform "Advanced Science News"

We are happy about the report of a publication by Alberg et al. in "Small" on ""

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Publication in "Nature"

Congratulations to our colleague Prof. Ugur Sahin and coworkers for their publication "An RNA vaccine drives immunity in checkpoint-inhibitor-treated melanoma" in "Nature"

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Online Summer School 2020

Covid-19 could not stop us to organize another Summer School for our PhD students. Thanks to all the participants and for their interesting talks. It has been a great experience although we would not mind a Summer School in person next year...
Online Sommerschule Programm 2020

Contribution of the SFB 1066 on the information platform "Faszination Chemie" of the GDCh

We are happy about our contribution to the topic: "Nanoparticles to activate the immune system"

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03.06.2020, First Online-Meeting of the PIs of the SFB1066

We were also encouraged by the Covid 19 crisis to leave our comfort zone and to turn our meeting into an online conference call.

20.01.2020, 06.04.2020 Changes in the composition of the board:

Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Matthias Barz who took up a professorship at the University of Leiden click here for more information. Therefore Dr. Lutz Nuhn will take over the representation of young scientists on the board. Furthermore, Dr. Mustafa Diken has been appointed to the board to strengthen the clinical translation.

20.01.2020, 17.00 pm, Examination room of the deanery of FB 09, Room 00-236, Lecture as part of the Collaborative Research Center 1066
Dr. Mustafa Diken and Prof. Dr. Volker Mailänder
“Tumor mouse models and in vivo translation”
09.12.2019, 17.15 Uhr, SFB Alumni Talk - Talk as part of the Collaborative Research Center 1066, Staudinger Lecture Hall, MPIP
Alumni Talk by Dr. David Paßlick
Regulatory Affairs @ BioNTech

25.11.2019, 17.15 p.m., Staudinger Lecture Hall, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Lecture as part of the Collaborative Research Center 1066
Prof. Dr. Jo Van Ginderachter
Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Brussels
“The tumor immune compartment: from single-cell analysis to nano-body-based targeting”
11.03.2019, Place and time: t.b.a., Lecture as part of the Collaborative Research Center 1066
Prof. Dr. Horacio Cabral
Department of Materials Engineering, University of Tokyo
“Supramolecular Nanomedicine for Targeting Intractable Tumors”
25.02.2019, Place and time: t.b.a., Lecture as part of the Collaborative Research Center 1066
Prof. Dr. Kensuke Osada
Department of Molecular Imaging and Theranostics, University of Tokyo
National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST)
"Versatile higher ordered structures of pDNA-block copolymer complexes and their application as gene delivery system"
24.-28.06.2019, SFB Summerschool
This year's summerschool will take place in cooperation with the SFB 1278 (PolyTarget) from Jena. For further information see here.
07.01.2019, 17.15 Uhr, SFB Alumni Talk - Talk as part of the Collaborative Research Center 1066
Alumni Talk by Dr. Thomas Fritz
R&D @ Procter & Gamble
Chemistry / Examination Room (Deanery FB09) Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
19.11.2018, 17.00 Uhr, Lecture as part of the Collaborative Research Center 1066
Prof. Dr. John B. Matson
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
"Therapeutic Delivery of Hydrogen Sulfide: Small Molecules, Polymers and Materials"
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Staudinger Lecture Hall, Mainz
20./21. September 2018, Staudinger Lecture Hall, MPIP, 12.00 Uhr/9.00 Uhr
Joint Symposium with SFB 1278 from Jena
„Nanomedicine – Is there more than tumor targeting?”
31.08.2018: Lecture Hall C03 – Chemistry Department, 10:00 - 18.00 Uhr
Awarding of Honorary Doctorate to Prof. Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Univerisity of Tokio, Japan
followed by a Symposium of the Collaborative Research Center 1066.
19.07.2018, Mit dem Nano-U-Boot gezielt gegen Kopfschmerzen und Tumore
Neue Methode zum Transport von Medikamenten in „Nature Nanotechnology“ vorgestellt
9.-11.07.2018, Ebernburg, Bad Münster am Stein
SFB 1066 Summer School 2018 (Program, german only)
19.02.2018, 17.15 Uhr, Lecture as part of the Collaborative Research Center 1066
Dr. Joern Peter Halle
Merck KGaA
"Drug discovery and development in Immuno-Oncology, from checkpoint inhibition to the tumor microenvironment"
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Staudinger Hörsaal, Mainz
29.01.2018, 17.15 Uhr, Lecture as part of the Collaborative Research Center 1066
Dr. Fabian Kiesling
University of Aachen
"Translational concepts for diagnostics and therapeutic nanomedicines"
University Medical Center Mainz, Hautklinik, Geb 401, UG, Hörsaal Langenbeckstr. 1, Mainz
10.07.2017, 16.00 Uhr, Lecture as part of the Collaborative Research Center 1066
Prof. Dr. Michael Bachmann
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V., Dresden
"Immuntherapie mit UniCAR T Zellen"
19.-22.07.2017, Lecture Hall C04 + C05 – Chemistry Department
Joint Seminar of Kensuke Osada Group, University of Tokio, Japan and SFB 1066
ACS Nano Award for Best Oral Presentation to Nadine Leber
Nadine Leber, a member of our integrated research training group was honored with the ACS Nano Award for the best oral presentation at the „8th International Nanomedicine Conference“ in Sydney held from 3rd – 5th July 2017. She presented her work with the title „Degradable Cationic Nanohydrogel Particles as Efficient siRNA Carrier for Therapeutic Application in Liver Fibrosis“. Congratulations!
Summer School – 15.-18.06.2017, Nat-Fak Senatssaal - Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
An event with participation of the SFB 1066. Find the programm here.
28.04.2017, 13.00 Uhr, Staudinger Lecture Hall - Max-Planck-Institut for Polymer Research
Prof. Chi Wu
Chinese University of Hong Kong
"Quantitative Study of Effects of Free Cationic Chains on Gene Transfection in Different Intracellular Stages"
CRC-guest talk – 12.12.2016, 16.15 h, HS C04/05 - Chemistry lecture hall building
Dr. Timm Jessen
Topas Therapeutics, Hamburg
"Peptide loaded nanoparticles can induce antigen-specific tolerance by a liver based mechanism"
CRC-guest talk – 30.11.2016, 11.00 h, Staudinger Lecture Hall - Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research (cancelled)
Prof. Kenneth A. Dawson
Centre for BioNano Interactions (CBNI), University College Dublin, Ireland
"Has nanoscale therapeutics durable scientific foundations?"
CRC 1066 Symposium – 15.–16.09.2016, Staudinger Hörsaal - Max Planck Institut for Polymer Research
This symposium brings together top-class interdisciplinary talks, exciting discussions and an informative poster session. More info...
15th Science Market – 10.–11.09.2016, Mainz City
15th Science Market
Event of Mainzer Research Alliance
"Human and Medicine"
15th Science Market 2016
CRC-Seminar – 04.07.2016, 16.15 h, Staudinger Lecture Hall - Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research
Dr. Christoph Hagemeyer
NanoBiotechnology Laboratory, Australian Centre for Blood Diseases, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
"Combination of enzymatic ligation and click chemistry for imaging tracer and antibody-drug-conjugate assembly"
CRC-Seminar – 25.04.2016, 17.15 h, Staudinger Lecture Hall, Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research
Prof. Jason Lewis
Department of Radiology & Program in Molecular Pharmacology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
"Click-Chemistry Methods for the Improved Visualization and Treatment of Cancer"
CRC 1066 PI-Retreat – 08.-09.04.2016, Schloß Waldthausen, Budenheim
This retreat focusses on the ongoing research as well as the prospects and development for a second funding period.
Summer School 2015 – 27.-31.07.2016, Nomborn, Westerwald
FZI-Seminar – 07.05.2015, 17.15 h, Lecture Hall, Building 706, Langenbeckstr. 1, Mainz
Prof. Yvette van Kooyk
Department of Molecular Cell Biology and Immunology, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, Amsterdam
"Nanotechnology for the design of dendritic cell targeting cancer vaccines"
GRC award ceremony – 04.05.2015, Roter Saal, Mainz School of Music
Prof. Kazunori Kataoka receives the Gutenberg Research Award.
CRC 1066 Mini-Symposium – 13.03.2015, Staudinger Lecture Hall, Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research
Polymers in Material Science & Biomedical Applications
This international symposium was co-organized by the CRC 1066, Johannes Gutenberg University, Max-Plank-Institute for Polymer Research and Fraunhofer ICT-IMM, Mainz. The program and list of speakers can be found here.
CRC-Seminar – 02.02.2015, 16.00 h
Prof. Till Opatz
Institute for Organic Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
"Carbohydrates and their mimetics for cellular recognition"
CRC-Seminar – 19.01.2015, 16.00 h
Prof. Christoph Cremer
Institute of Molecular Biology, IMB Mainz
"Superresolution Light Microscopy of cellular Nanostructures"
CRC-Seminar – 27.10.2014
Prof. Dr. Katalin Karikó
Vice President RNA Protein Replacement Therapy, BioNTech RNA Pharmaceuticals GmbH, Mainz
"mRNA for protein replacement therapy"
CRC-Seminar – 10.10.2014
Prof. Hiroshi Maeda
Sojo University, Japan
first discoverer of the EPR effect
Summer School 2014 – 22.-26.09.2014, Stromberg
Functional Nanoparticles for Cancer Therapy
Methods and reports on the topics of "Chemical Ligation" (linking of functional units to polymers) and "Nanoparticles and the Immune System". Every member of the integrated research training group presents a poster on her/his research.
The summer school program can be found here.
CRC 1066-Visitor – 14.-19.09.2014
Prof. Kazunori Kataoka (Department of Bioengineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo) visits the CRC 1066 for discussions and conversations.
CRC 1066 Mini-Symposium – 16.05.2014, Staudinger Lecture Hall, Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research
Imaging-Methods in Tumor Therapy
An overview on this topic is presented by Prof. U. Alexiev (FU Berlin), Prof. U. Nienhaus (KIT), Prof. T. Lammers (RWTH Aachen), Dr. H. Schieferstein (JGU Mainz), Dr. Reuter (TRON Mainz).
Interdisciplinary Workshop – 10.-11.04.2014, Centre for the Studies of Life Sciences, Exeter University (UK)
Quo Vadis Nanomedicine
This two-day workshop at Exeter University (UK) brings together leading nanomedical researchers and scholars from Science and Technology Studies to reflect and discuss the past, present and future of nanomedicine.
CRC 1066 PI-Retreat – 23.-25.03.2014, Bad Münster am Stein
The retreat brings together all CRC-PIs for intense discussions and talks about the ongoing research as well as organizational issues.
Seminar series – winter term 2013/14
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Lecture series – 2012
Nanoparticle Therapeutics for Tumor Therapy
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