News and Press
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!!!
DFG on-site review - March 22-23
The Monash partners have supported the IRTG office in Germany a great deal during review preparations during the past months. We want to thank them and are looking forward to welcoming them shortly!
Doctoral student on paternity leave.
Our young father Robert has taken some time off his research to be at home with his little baby boy Constantin.
Supervisor in project 5 has been appointed professor
Congratulations to Dr. Undraga Schagdarsurengin, who has been appointed Professor by the Institute of Genetics.
Doctoral students 7 & 8 sent off to Australia
As a doctoral student in the group of Martin Bergmann Christine will be hosted by Moira O'Bryan and carry out research within project 1 on her topic ‘CBE1, ciliated bronchial epithelium 1 in spermatogenesis‘.
Nils, who is working in project 5 under supervision of Undraga Schagdarsurengin and Florian Wagenlehner will spend his research year in the lab of Gail Risbridger, supervised by Stuart Ellem and Betty Exintaris.
We wish Christine & Nils a lot of success and a pleasant stay in Australia!
Membership within IRTG extended
After successful completion of her degree in project 2, Britta will stay with the IRTG as a Postdoc in project 9.
We are happy to keep her with us!
IRTG Alumni leaving Germany behind for Australia
After successful completion of her degree in project 1 Anna-Lena leaves JLU and is heading to literally new shores. All the best for her future in Australia!
First Thesis defenses within the IRTG
Anna-Lena Hempfling and Britta Klein both completed their degree both with an outstanding performance at their oral defenses and with the merit "summa cum laude"
Applause! We are very proud to have them in IRTG!
Monash student returning to Australia
After a very productive full year stay at JLU Rukmali is on her way back home to continue her work within project 9 from there.
It was a pleasure having her with us.
We are wishing a safe trip and all the best for the future!
"Back to the roots"
Nour has accepted a Post Doc position at the same University in Paris where she had completed her Master studies. We wish her all the best for her future career!
The first 5 IRTG Doctoral Students have graduated the GGL this year
Congratulations to Conni, Rukmali, Anna-Lena, Britta and Nour who have succefully completed the GGL curriculum!
Visit at Monash to exchange knowlege of administrative tasks
JLU Administrator, Pia Jürgens, spent 10 fruitful days in Melbourne. Key objective of her visit was to build an in-depth working knowledge of procedures for student enrollment, management during candidature and at the time of thesis submission.
6th doctoral Student off to Australia
Elham just started her research stay of 7 months; she works under supervision of Thorsten Diemer and Adrian Pilatz and will be doing research work with Peter Stanton in project 4 during her stay at Monash University.
We wish her a lot of success and a pleasant stay in Australia!