News and Press
5th JLU doctoral student at Monash!
Robert Kügler, doctoral student in Ralf Middendorff's group has gone to Melbourne for a 3 months research visit. Hosted by Stuart Ellem and Gail Risbridger he will carry out research on project 6 "Hormonal regulation of cGMP pathways in the prostate - Impact for sperm transport and fertility".
We wish Robert a lot of success and a pleasant stay in Australia!
Postgraduate Travel Grant Award
Nour has been awarded with the Postgrad Tavel Grant Award by Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
Medical student in project 6
Welcome to Nina Brunner who will spend the next months in Ralf Middendorff's lab to carry out research for her medical thesis. We wish her a successful time in IRTG!
First prize of the DGRM (German Society of Reproductive Medicine) Abstract Awards
The award is connected with an oral presentation at the ceremony held at the 41th Joint conference of Veterinary and Human Medicine (in the context of the 49th Annual Conference "Physiology and Pathology of Reproductions 2016").
Our congratulations to Anna-Lana for this success! Great job!
Christiane Pleuger awarded with the German Society of Reproduction Abstract Prize
Congratulations to Christiane for receiving this Abstract Prize at the Annual Meeting of Physiology and Pathology of Reproduction, Munich.
Review published in Human Reproduction Update
We are glad about the new IRTG publication "
New PhD student starts under supervision of Monika Fijak
The IRTG cordially welcomes Christine Kleinert, new associated PhD student in project 7. We are looking forward to a successful collaboration!
Monash PhD student on a research visit in project 6
A warm welcome to Sophie Lee of the group of Gail Risbridger and Stuart Ellem. Sophie will stay for 3 months at Ralf Middendorff's lab. Have a good time!
Second Monash PhD student in Giessen
We cordially welcome Rukmali Wijayarathna of Mark Hedger's group at JLU. Rukmali will be hosted by Andreas Meinhardt to carry out research on her project.
We wish her a lot of success and an interesting stay in Germany.
Medical student in project 8
In October, Dina Stute has taken a 'one semester timeout' from studying to do research work for her thesis in the lab of Thomas Linn. We wish her a successful stay in IRTG!
Second plenary face to face meeting at Monash University - Nov 25-28
For many of us, it was an exciting venture flying halfway around the world to meet our partners at their home, in Australia.
We had a productive conference filled with project presentations, discussions and workshops as well as some highlights in between:
The keynote lecture of our invited speaker Jon Oatley from Washington State University for example or the exclusive YouTube message for our students sent by Prof. Joseph Penninger, scientific director of IMBA (Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Vienna, Austria).
On Nov 28, our Monash partner had invited clinicians to a Men's Health Symposium, a supplementary platform for scientific exchange on reproduction.
All in all, we spent some very intensive days together. Thanks again!
First full-time dean at JLU's Faculty of Medicine
IRTG member Wolfgang Weidner, was elected new Dean of the Medical Faculty. Retired from his position as chief medical officer of the urology department, he accepted the office of the dean for three years (from October 2015). We wish him a successful tenure!
Paper accepted in PLOS Genetics
We are very proud of the IRTG project 1 team who succeeded with their paper "HENMT1 and piRNA stability are required for adult male germ cell transposon repression and to define the spermatogenic program in the mouse"
Review about Epididymitis published in Asian Journal of Andrology
We are very pleased about the new IRTG publication "Epididymitis: Revelations at the convergence of clinical and basic sciences" of Vera Michel, Mark Hedger and Andreas Meinhardt from P9 in collaboration with Adrian Pilatz from P4.
PubMed PMID: 26112484
Oct 06 - 09, 2015
We are pleased to welcome Monash investigator Gail Risbridger at JLU in the first week of October. She will be here to intensify project work with the groups of Florian Wagenlehner/ Undraga Schagdarsurengin and Ralf Middendorff and contribute to the HZRM Colloquium giving the talk" The epigenetics of the prostate carcinoma.
at the 8th Annual GGL Conference 2015
Congratulations to Britta ( IRTG project 2) who won the award for her outstanding talk "To What Extent Can Human Testicular Cancer Cells Actively Shape Their Immunological Microenvironment?"
The talks are evaluated via online voting by the complete audience. Well done, Britta!
New PhD student in project 2
We cordially welcome Dana, the new associated doctoral student in the group of Martin Bergmann/ Hans-Christian Schuppe. We are looking for a fruitful cooperation.
at the 8th GGL Annual Conference to be held Sep 30 – Oct 01, 2015
Much to our regrets, Stuart Ellem couldn't attend the GGL conference. In his stead Sebastian Galuska gave the keynote talk for section 6 "The role of glycocalyx in the reproductive system"
Monash investigator Stuart Ellem will contribute to the 8th Annual Conference of the Giessen Graduate Center for the Life Sciences (GGL). Keynote speaker for section 6 ‘Reproduction in Man and Animals’ he will give the talk “Estrogen and Mast Cells are Key Components of the Prostate Cancer Microenvironment”.
We are happy that he will stay a couple of days more to intensify project work with Ralf Middendorff's and Florian Wagenlehner's/ Undraga Schagdarsurengin's group.
GGL (Giessen Graduate Center for the Life Sciences) conference to be held Sep 30 - Oct 01, 2015
We are proud of Anna-Lena Hempfling (project 1) and Britta Klein (project 2) who will represent IRTG by giving the doctoral talks for section 6 ‘Reproduction in Man and Animals’.
Anna-Lena Hempfling: Identifying Localisation, Interactors and Function of HENMT1 in Mouse and Human Testis
Britta Klein: To What Extent Can Human Testicular Cancer Cells Actively Shape Their Immunological Microenvironment?