Women in Science Symposium 2021

'Immunity and Cancer'

30 June & 01 July 2021   |   Virtual Event

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The 'Women in Science' Symposium, organized by the CRC 1335 'Aberrant Immune Signals in Cancer', will host female international leaders in the field of Cancer and Immunology. The symposium will provide insights into top-class research and especially aims at encouraging female scientists to pursue a successful career in academic research by demonstrating exemplary career paths of leading female role models. The symposium will be complemented by an exciting panel discussion between scientists and renowned experts in woman's rights.

The virtual symposium is free of charge.

Organizing team
Prof. Dr. Christina Zielinski
Dr. Maike Buchner
Dr. Silvia Thöne

Wednesday, 30 June 2021
1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

1:30 pm


Prof. Dr. Christina Zielinski

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Ruland

Session 1 

Chair: Prof. Dr. Christina Zielinski

1:40 pm
Dr. Andrea Oeckinghaus
Ral GTPases in pancreatic plasticity and cancer development
2:10 pm
Prof. Dr. Claudia Waskow
(Re)generation of hematopoietic stem cells
2:40 pm
Inge Bell
Women in science - a gender perspective

Session 2 

Chair: Prof. Dr. Barbara Schraml

3:40 pm
Prof. Dr. Irmela Jeremias
CRISPR-Cas9 in vivo screens in patient-derived xenografts identify an immune-relevant metalloproteinase as novel vulnerability in leukemia
4:10 pm
Prof. Dr. Sabine Werner
Stromal-epithelial cross-talk in tissue repair and cancer

4:40 pm

Panel Discussion

Inge Bell
Prof. Dr. Isabell Welpe

Dr. Maike Buchner
Prof. Dr. Marion Kiechle
Prof. Dr. Percy Knolle
Dr. Thomas Sattelberger

Thursday, 01 July 2021
9:00 am - 1:10 pm

Session 3 

Chair: Dr. Katja Steiger

9:00 am
Prof. Dr. Irmgard Förster
Environmental control of immune homeostasis and cellular metabolism by the AhR/AhRR pathway
9:30 am
Dr. Kathrin del la Rosa
ACE2 and antibody responses in severe COVID-19
10:00 am
Dr. Anna Obenauf
What does not kill it makes it stronger: Acquired resistance to targeted therapy confers cross-resistance to immunotherapy

Session 4 

Chair: Dr. Vanesa Fernández-Sáiz

11:00 am
Prof. Dr. Gabriele Bergers
The Yin Yang of the vascular and immune system in cancer
11:30 am
Prof. Dr. Maries van den Broek
CD39+ PD-1+ CD8+ T-cells mediated metastatic dormancy in breast cancer
12:00 pm
Prof. Dr. Monika Wolkers
The intricate regulation of T cell responses by RNA-binding proteins
12:30 pm
Inge Bell
The role of unconscious bias in situations of anonymous accusations: what research organizations can do right or wrong?

1:00 pm


The symposium will be held in a virtual format and is free of charge.