News and Press
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?
New doctoral student starts in the group of Lutz Konrad/ Sebastian Galuska
We sincerely welcome Pradeep Kumar Kudipudi , new student in project 3, taking the place of Kai-Hui Chan to whom we send our best wishes for her future. We are looking forward to a successful collaboration.
New PhD student starts in the group of Martin Bergmann/ Klaus Steger
The IRTG cordially welcomes Christiane Pleuger, the new associated doctoral student in project 1. We are looking forward to a successful collaboration.
Doctoral students of project 1 and project 2 return to Giessen
Having successfully completed their research year at Monash Anna-Lena Hempfling and Britta Klein return to JLU to continue their project work in Martin Bergmann’s group. A very warm welcome back!
Poster Prize awarded at the ESA-SRB Conference, Adelaide, Australia, Aug 23-26, 2015
Congratulations to Nour (IRTG project 7) who won this year’s Early Career Researcher Poster award with her poster entitled "Testicular activin A during the development of autoimmune orchitis in mice". Bravo!
Travel grant for annual meeting
Conni has been awarded with a travel grant to participate at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society of Australia (ESA) and the Society of Reproductive Biology (SRB) in Adelaide (AUS).
Honoured through Travel Grant as well as Poster Award by the Society for Reproductive Biology (SRB)
We are happy to announce that Nour Nicolas has been awarded with a travel grant by the Society for Reproductive Biology (SRB).
Moreover she received an Early Career Research Poster Award from the SRB and Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia.
New PhD student starts in the group of Florian Wagenlehner/ Undraga Schagdarsurengin
The IRTG cordially welcomes Nils Nesheim, the new PhD student in project 5 (Andrology lab). We are looking forward to a fruitful cooperation.
Three Minutes Competition between Center of Reproductive Health and Center of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases at Monash
The competition asks PhD students to give a compelling presentation on their thesis in just three minutes in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. Congratulations to Nour for the vivid presentation of her thesis in 3 minutes and the award! Fingers crossed for the next level!
New medical student in project 5
Christina Hagenkötter will carry out research in the lab of Florian Wagenlehner/ Undraga Schagdarsurengin for her thesis. We wish her a fruitful time in IRTG!
Paper of IRTG student Kai-Hui Chan accepted in Cell Signal
Shihan M, Chan KH, Konrad L, Scheiner-Bobis G
Non-classical testosterine signaling in spermatogenic cell line GC-2 is mediated through ZIP9, a GPCR interacting with Gnα 11
Cell Signal; 2015 Jul 21; epub ahead of print
Student change in project 6 under direction of Ralf Middendorff
Robert Kügler, doctoral student associated to the project since September 2014, will replace Yudy Tjahjono whom we wish all the best for the future. We are looking forward to a successful collaboration.
First Monash PhD student at JLU!
A warm welcome to Maciej Szarek (of Kate Loveland’s group) for his research year in the labs of Lutz Konrad/ Sebastian Galuska (project 3) and Martin Bergmann (project 2). We hope you enjoy your stay in Germany!
3rd and 4th JLU doctoral student at Monash!
Nour Nicolas (project 7 under direction of Monika Fijak/Sudhanshu Bhushan) and Constanze Maresch (project 8 under direction of Thomas Linn) have started their research stay abroad. At Monash, both will be hosted by Mark Hedger. We wish a lot of success and a pleasant stay in Australia.