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News and Press

Two publications of IRTG member Hiba Hasan

Publications of Hiba

We are glad to annouce that Hiba published two articles:

1. Western diet aggravates neuronal insult in post-traumatic brain injury: Proposed pathways for interplay (Pubmed PMID: 32574954)

2. Autoantibodies in central nervous system trauma: new frontiers for diagnosis and prognosis biomarkers in the book Biomarkers for Traumatic Brain Injury 1st Edition

Congratulations - well done!

June and July 2020

Publication of IRTG doctoral student Beatrix Stadler

Paper published by Beatrix Stadler

We are happy to annouce that Bea published an article about "Contractions transport exfoliated epithelial cells through the neonatal epididymis". Congratulations!

PubMed PMID: 32442962

April 2020

Welcome to Anika!

Medical student in project 10      

Diehm, AnikaWelcome to Anika who will spend the next 6 months in Andreas Meinhardt's lab to carry out research for her thesis project under supervision of Sudhanshu Bhushan. We wish her a fruitful stay and a succesful time here with us at the IRTG!

June 2020

Young Researcher Award for Christiane Pleuger

IRTG postdoc receives the 2020 Von-Behring-Röntgen Young Researcher Award

The Von-Behring-Röntgen-Nachwuchspreis has been awarded for the twelvth time and recognises two junior scientists (one from Marburg and and from Giessen) who have demonstrated outstanding scientific research in their early career.

Christiane has been chosen for her excellent work in P1 and P9. The award will be conferred in a public ceremony in upcoming October.

It's a terrific achievement. Great job! Cheerio!

May 2020

Joint Publication of P7 in cooperation with P9

Paper published in Cell and Tissue Research

We are very pleased about the new joint publication of the projects P7 and P9

"Region-specific immune responses to autoimmune epididymitis in the murine reproductive tract". 

April 2020

Another publication of Christiane Pleuger in P1

Review published in Human Reproduction Update

We are glad about Christiane Pleuger's new publication for P1 "Haploid male germ cells—the Grand Central Station of protein transport". Great job!

April 2020

Poster Award for Rashidul Islam

Congratulations to Rashidul for winning a poster award


Tenth Joint Degree for Nils Nesheim

Congratulations to Nils for successful degree completion

Nils achieved his PhD - congratulations! We wish him all the best for his future.

February 2020

Welcome Hiba!

New doctoral student in the group of Monika Fijak

We cordially welcome Hiba Hasan, new student in project 7. We are looking forward to a fruitful cooperation.

February 2020

Welcome to Minea!

Medical student in project 9

Welcome to Minea who will spend the next 6 months in Andreas Meinhardt's lab to carry out research for her thesis. We wish her a fruitful stay and a succesful time here with us at the IRTG!

February 2020

Publication of Britta Klein in project 9

Paper published in Molecular Human Reproduction

Another success in project 9 has been achieved with the publication of the Britta Klein's paper IRTG publication "Differential tissue-specific damage caused by bacterial epididymo-orchitis in the mouse"

January 2020

Ninth Joint Degree for Mathias Seidensticker

Mathias completed his PhD degree - Congratulations

Mathias is the ninth student to successfully finish his doctorate. Well done! Applause and all our best wishes for the new position!

January 2020

Publication of Pradeep Kumar Kudipudi in project 3

Paper of IRTG student Pradeep Kumar Kudipudi

We are very pleased about the next paper in P3 "Betaglycan (TβRIII) is a Key Factor in TGF-β2 Signaling in Prepubertal Rat Sertoli Cells". Well done!

December 2019



Thesis submission Elham Savadi Shiraz

Elham submitted thesis

Elham submitted her tesis in December 2019. Good job!

Thesis title:
Proteomics in seminal plasma as predictor of successful sperm retrieval in infertile azoospermic men

December 2019

Welcome Shashika

New PhD student starting under supervision of Daniela Fietz

The IRTG cordially welcomes Shashika Kothalawala, new PhD student in project 1.

We are looking forward to a successful cooperation.

November 2019

German Research Foundation visiting Monash University

DFG delegation meeting IRTG at Monash

On the occasion of his visit to Monash University Prof. Dr. Peter Strohschneider, the president of the German Research Foundation, and his entourage met with IRTG members to discuss about our training group and its achievements.

October 2019

Welcome to Dirk

Medical student in project 6   

PlatzhalterWelcome to Dirk who will spend the next 6 months in Ralf Middendorff's lab to carry out research for his thesis. We wish him a fruitful stay and a succesful time here with us at the IRTG!

October 2019

Publication of project 8

Paper published in Scientific Reports

We are very proud of the IRTG publication of project 8 "Hyperglycemia induces spermatogenic disruption via major pathways of diabetes pathogenesis", a joint achievement of IRTG alumna Conni Maresch and medical student Dina Stute. Great job!

PubMed PMID: 31506549

September 2019

"Andrology week" in Giessen, 23 - 27 Sep 2019

12th NYRA Meeting - 23-24 September 2019

6th International Molecular Andrology Workshop - 24-26 September 2019

50th anniversary of the Urology department - 26-27 September 2019

More than 200 researchers and clinicians from nearly 30 countries came together to exchange latest insights in Andrology/ Urology research during the three events mainly organised by IRTG members.

Constanze Maresch, alumna from IRTG and NYRA board member, set up the meeting for the Network of Young Researchers in Andrology. Andreas Meinhardt and Hans-Christian Schuppe hosted the Molecular Andrology Workshop. And Florian Wagenlehner as head of the Urology Department invited for the 50th anniversary symposium.

On this occasion we were happy to also welcome IRTG members from Monash, Kate and Bruce Loveland as well as alumna Rukmali Wijayarathna.

More information:


MolAndrolMIBIE Summer School 2014

September 2019

Travel Grant for Rukmali Wijayarathna

HIMR Hudson/ Harold Mitchell Grant

Congratulations to Rukmali Wijayarathna, alumna of project 9 and associated IRTG member, who received that travel grant for attending the 6th International Molecular Andrology Workshop taking place Sep 24-26, 2019 in Giessen. Well done!

May 2019