Day of Immunology 2019

June 19, 2019

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Prof. Geißlinger, spokesman of the Fraunhofer CIMD, presented the research cluster and gave an insight into the goals, challenges and solutions of the research cluster.
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Dr. Lutz Zeitlmann from the Headquaters of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft presented the research clusters as a central goal of the Agenda 2022.

On June 19th, the first "Day of Immunology" of the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Immune-Mediated Diseases CIMD took place in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The field of participants consisted of employees from the core institutes of the research cluster (Fraunhofer IME, ITEM and IZI) as well as 38 other Fraunhofer institutes.

 

At the 'Day of Immunology' the participants got an insight into the work of the research cluster. Scientists of the research cluster presented their scientific projects, invited medical professionals talked about what their patients desire most (the medical need) and representatives from the pharmaceutical industry explained the requirements and conditions of the market.

 

The Fraunhofer CIMD is dedicated to translational research. It thus transfers basic research into the application. Fraunhofer CIMD works in the four major fields of health research - drugs, diagnostics, devices and data, the 4D. In principle, the four fields are represented by four occupational groups: physicians, natural scientists, engineers and computer scientists. At "Day of Immunology" they discussed further opportunities for collaboration in order to apply ideas cost-effectively and to translate them into new treatment options.

 

The "Day of Immunology" was a successful prelude to the promotion of networking, cooperation and opportunities for collaboration along the 4D within the entire Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

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Dr. Stephanie Dauth from the central office of the Fraunhofer CIMD welcomed the participants to the “Day of Immunology”.
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Medical Research in 4D: Dr. Thomas Grunwald heads the research cluster project “Asthma vaccine”.
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Medical Research in 4D: Dr. Michaela Köhm leads the research cluster project “Early Diagnosis of Subclinical Arthritis”.
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Dr. Yarúa Jaimes leads the research cluster project “New transport system for drug delivery in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis”.
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Dr. Nhu-Nguyen Do leads the research cluster project “New test system for drugs to treat rheumatoid arthritis”.
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Dr. Frank Behrens at the University Hospital Frankfurt explained the medical need in the field of rheumatology.
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Prof. Rohde (pulmonology), Dr. Pinter (dermatology) and PD Dr. Blumenstein (gastroenterology) of the University Hospital Frankfurt explained the medical need in their respective areas.
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Prof. Böhrer (Celgene), Dr. Jentzsch (Novartis) and Dr. Bartz (Janssen) discusses the Industrial Need with Dr. Behrens (Fraunhofer CIMD).
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The Board of the Fraunhofer CIMD would like to thank all participants and is happy about all new ideas and cooperation possibilities.