News and Press
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.
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.
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!
Andreas Meinhardt accompanying JLU president to Monash
As part of their Australia tour JLU president Prof. Joybrato Mukherjee and Julia Volz, Head of the JLU International Office, visited Monash University. With the objective of scheming future collaborative programme between both institutions, the meeting was supported by Kate Loveland and Andreas Meinhardt, the IRTG spokespersons of Monash and JLU.
New PhD student to start in project 2
The IRTG cordially welcomes Rashidul Islam, PhD student in Dani Fietz's lab. Rashidul is succeeding Juliette whom we wish all the best for her future back in France. We are looking forward to a fruitful cooperation.
Next student to stay at Monash
Julia Bender from project 10 under supervision of Sudhanshu Bushan and Andreas Meinhardt will spend her research year in Mark Hedger's lab and carry out research on the "Regulation of immune responses in the normal and infected testis: role of Sertoli cell-derived activins.
We wish Jule a lot of success and a pleasant stay in Australia!
Submission at Monash and JLU for joint award
Nils conducted his PhD research within project 5 and now has submitted his thesis. Well done! We're proud of him.
Thesis title:Inflammatory gene regulation in chronic prostatitis/ chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) and prostate cancer.
Medical student in project 9
Welcome to Daniel who will spend the next 6 months in Andreas Meinhardt'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!
Next success within IRTG!
Congratulations to Maciej for the successful completion of his PhD at Monash.Well done!
Congratulations to Pradeep for the next doctoral degree
Pradeep is the eleventh student to successfully complete his degree within our IRTG. Applause and all the best for his new position.
New PhD student to start in project 5
The IRTG cordially welcomes Hang Yan, PhD student in the group of Florian Wagenlehner/ Undraga Schagdarsurengin. Hang will take over from Tatjana whom we wish all the best for her medical studies. We are looking forward to a fruitful cooperation.
Saying goodbye to postdoc in project 9
After six successful years in IRTG Britta is looking for new challenges and moving on to pastures new.
We want to say thank you for the good job, her continuous support and her outstanding team spirit.
All the best for your future, dear Britta!
Doctoral student n° 14 heading off to Australia
Doctoral student in Ralf Middendorff's group Beatrix Stadler will be hosted by Betty Exintaris and carry out research on her topic within project 12 "Role of oxytocin in the contractility of the male reproductive tract: implications for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia".
We wish Bea a successful and pleasant stay in Melbourne.
New medical students in P12 and P7
This spring, the medical students Ann-Catherine Gronau and Artem Kepsch have taken a 'one semester timeout' from their medical studies to do research work for their thesis within IRTG.
We wish them a successful stay in IRTG!
Congratulations to Robert for successful degree completion
Robert achieved his doctoral degree in Natural Sciences Dr. rer. nat. We wish him all the best for his future.
to attend the ASA Conference "Fertility and Men's Health"
Britta's successfully applied for the ASA Travel Grant and a travel grant from the funds of the JLU Postdoc Career and Mentoring Office (PCMO) which support her participation in 44th Annual Conference of the American Society of Andrology held 06-09 Apr 2019 in Chicago, USA. Congratulations!
Andreas Meinhardt receives the 2019 Fuller W. Bazer SSR International Scientist Award
The Fuller W. Bazer SSR International Scientist Award recognises an outstanding international scientist who has consistently demonstrated excellence in research and graduate education at an institution outside of North America and who demonstrates outstanding potential for leading and directing scientific research overseas.
The award will be conferred to Andreas at the SSR 2019 Annual Meeting to be held 18-21 July in San José, California, US.
It's a fantastic achievement for IRTG to have a second recipient of this reknown recognition.
Membership within IRTG extended
After successful completion of her degree in project 1, Christiane will stay with the IRTG as a postdoc in project 9. She will be succeeding Britta who will be continuing on her career.
We are happy to accompany Christiane's next stage in resesarch.