News and Press
GGL (Giessen Graduate Center for the Life Sciences) conference held Sep 27 - 28, 2017
We are proud of(project 2) and Robert Kügler (project 6) who represented the IRTG by giving the doctoral talks for section 6 ‘Reproduction in Man and Animals’.
Deciphering the Immune Cell Composition in the Adult Mouse Testis
PDE5 Regulation in the Prostate: Relax your Way to Prostatic Health
Dana Püschl held a poster presentation at the 37th conference of the American Society For Reproductive Immunology
Dana participated at the 37th ASRI Conference, September 17-20, with a poster presentation on "Human testicular cancer: Evidence of a functional polarization of macrophage and dendritic cell subsets" At the conference she was also nominated as an imaging competition finalist.
Congratulations on that Dana!
Britta & Constanze have been honored with awards at the 10th Meeting of the NYRA
The Award for best abstract was awarded to both of them at the at the meeting of the "Network for Young Researchers in Andrology" taking place in Brussels, September 11-13.
The award is linked with a ISA Travel Grant over 500€ each.
Moreover, Conni's oral presentation of her doctoral research has been rewarded with the price best speaker!
Congratulations to Britta and Conni!
Robert back at the IRTG
After seven intensive months with his son Constantin, Robert is back from paternity leave to dedicate himself to his thesis now.
Dana Püschel received a travel grant to participate at the Annual Scientific Meetings of the Endocrine Society of Australia and the Society for Reproductive Biology 2017
Congrats to Dana for her travel grant to these annual meetings, August 27-30, in Perth where she held her oral presentation on "Neoplasia in human testis: potential role and functional polarization of M1 and M2 macrophages"
New doctoral student in group of Martin Bergmann
We cordially welcome Lisa Bertl, new student in project 2.
We are looking forward to a fruitful cooperation.
Congratulations to Qingkui who successfully completed his PhD at JLU.
We wish him all the best for his promising future in the US.
Constanze will stay in reproduction research at the JLU
We are happy to learn that Conni will stay in Giessen, starting her postdoc in Klaus Steger's lab at BFS next door.
Doctoral student of project 4 back home in Giessen
After a seven moth research stay in Monash under supervision of Peter Stanton, Elham has returned to now complete her thesis.
A warm welcome back!
Three Minutes Oral Thesis Award at the 8th Annual Australian Society for Medical Research.
Sophie gave a compelling presentation on her thesis in just three minutes. Congratulations to her for the highly commended presentation of her thesis the award!
Monash PhD student working in project 2 visiting Giessen
We cordially welcome Sivanjah Indumathy of Kate Loveland's Group at the JLU. She will spend her research year in Giessen under supervision of Martin Bergmann and Hans-Christian Schuppe.
We wish her a lot of success and a pleasant stay in Germany!
ISA Travel Grant for meeting in Denmark
Britta has secured the ISA travel grant to attend the 11th International Congess of Andrology, held 06-209 May 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark
Second funding period of IRTG granted by the DFG
We are glad to announce that our renewal proposal has been approved by the DFG.
IRTG is to be continued with a total of 11 projects giving the opportunity to train more junior scientists in the field of reproduction.
Thanks again to all for their tremendous support!
International Society of Andrology
At the occasion of the International Congress of Andrology, held May 07-09, 2017 in Copenhagen, Andreas Meinhardt has been elected new president for the next four years.
Next Joint Degree completed
Conni is the fourth student to successfully finish her doctorate with "summa cum laude".
Well done! Great to have her in the IRTG!
Christine obtained a travel grant by "Deutsche Gesellschaft für Andrologie"
Congratulations to Christine who received a travel grant covering the cost for attending her participation at the ICA2017 taking place Mai 06 - 09, 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
9th doctoral JLU student in Melbourne
Dana who is working in project 2 under supervision of Martin Bergmann and Hans-Christian Schuppe will be carrying out research on her project "Human testis cancer control by local factors: Interrogation of hedghog and activin signalling pathways and immune cells" in the labs of Kate Loveland and Mark Hedger.
We wish Dana a lot of success and a pleasant stay in Australia!
Sophie Lee honoured with best poster award in London
Congratulations to Sophie who received the best poster award at the congress of the European Association of Urology, March 24-28, in London.
Title of the poster:
Myogenic tone is significantly increased in benign prostatic hyperplasia and can be attenuated by sildenafil and tamsulosin, with outcome associated to patient age and prostate volume
Nour completed her PhD degree right in the run-up to the on-site review.
With an excellent oral defense, she achieved the best possible grade "summa cum laude".
Bravo! We take pride in her having been part in the IRTG.
IRTG recommended for continuation
Many of the IRTG members did shoulder a long journey (from Australia, Paris, Northern Italy and all over Germany) and not one local missed the date. All for one goal: to back the important DFG on-site review.
Moreover, the cooperation was endorsed by Australian Ambassador Lynette Wood, who graced us with her presence, and Prof. Zlatko Skrbis, Interim Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Education) of Monash University.
A heartfelt THANK YOU to all for your commitment! Together, we made it a success!
Fingers crossed for the final decision to be taken May 12!!!