GRK 1739 - Invited Lectures

Next Events

January 28, 2020

The role of tumor cell derived extracellular vesicles for metastasis

Prof. Dr. Elke Pogge von Strandmann
Philipps University Marburg,
Center for Tumor Biology and Immunology

Past Events

July 9, 2019

Alternative end joining of DNA breaks: the lesser of two evils

Prof. Marcel Tijsterman
Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), Dep. Human Genetics and
Professor for Genome Engineering at the Institute of Biology Leiden (IBL)

July 16, 2019

Pre-clinical and clinical development of novel radition sensitisers

Prof. Geoffrey Higgins
University of Oxford, Dep. of Oncology
Tumour Radiosensitivity Research Group


June 18, 2019

Integrative Pharmacogenomic Profiling Reveals Novel Therapeutic Vulnerabilities In Brain Tumors

Dr. Marc Remke
Junior Scientist and International Researcher Center (JUNO)
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Research group leader within the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK)
Pediatric Neuro-Oncogenomics

May 7, 2019

Targeting the Therapeutic Ratio in cancers

Prof. Marc Vooijs
Maastricht University, Department of radiotherapy


February 19, 2019

The nucleoshuttling of the ATM protein: applications to defence, health and environment

Prof. Dr. Nicolas Foray
Cancer Research Center Lyon


February 5, 2019

Normal tissue responses after low doses of ionizing radiation:
Implications for Radiation Oncology

Prof. Dr. Claudia Rübe
Head of Laboratory for Molecular Radiooncology
Clinic for Radiotherapy and Radiooncology
University Hospital Saarland



November 22, 2018, 12:00-13:00 Lecture and Lunch
DNA Replication & Genome Integrity Group
Dr. Boris Pfander
Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried

May 15, 2018
Modulation of GBM radiosensitivity by senescent endothelial cells
Dr. François Paris
Head of radiobiology of vascular and angiogenic laboratory,
University Nantes

May 15, 2018
Tumour Microenvironmental Factors, Implications in Radiotherapy
Dr. Brita Singers Sørensen
Department of Clinical Medicine
Aarhus University, Denmark

February 20, 2018
Radiation Effects on Cognition in Cancer Therapy with X-rays, Protons or Carbon Beams
Prof. Dr. Francis Cucinotta
Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences,
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

January 23, 2018
Development of gene expression signatures as novel diagnostic tools for early prediction of the acute radiation syndrome
Dr. Matthias Port
Director, Bundeswehr Institute of Radiobiology, München

January 9, 2018
A role for telomeres in UV-induced skin cancer
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Petra Boukamp
IUF – Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine IUF – Düsseldorf
DKFZ Heidelberg


Ocober 24, 2017
Close-up on DNA repair: Proteomics reveals transient assembly of DNA repair complexes on chromatin
Dr. Markus Räschle
TU Kaiserslautern, Molekulare Genetik

July 25, 2017
Concepts to target pancreatic cancer                             
PD Dr. med. Günter Schneider
Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin II, Klinikum rechts der Isar der TU München

July 11, 2017   
Risk versus potential benefit of exposure to low photon doses and α-particles emitted by radon
Prof. Dr. Claudia Fournier
GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Biophysics, Darmstadt
Group leader Immune system and tissue radiobiology

June 29, 2017
Nucleotide Excision Repair: in Development and Disease
Prof. Dr. George Garinis
Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB), Heraklion, Crete
Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)

June 13, 2017
The role of stem cells in radiation response and regeneration
Prof. Dr. Rob Coppes
University Medical Center Groningen
Department of Radiation Oncology

February 21, 2017
Integrative Approaches to Radiation Biology
Mary Helen Barcellos-Hoff
Department of Radiation Oncology, San Francisco

January 24, 2017
Combining radiotherapy and immune treatment: A rational choice
Prof. Dr. Dirk de Ruysscher
Radiation Oncologist
Maastricht University Medical Center


May 31, 2016
Dealing with DNA damage during replication
Prof. Dr. Helle Ulrich
Institute of Molecular Biology, Mainz

May 17, 2016
Biological approaches to improve the outcome of cancer radiotherapy
Prof. Dr. Kirsten Lauber
Molecular Oncology
Department of radiation oncology, LMU Munich

April 19, 2016
CSI Düsseldorf - how I got my dream job on a zigzag course
Dr. Frank Tschentscher, LKA Düsseldorf

September 29, 2016
Mechanistic analysis of random integration: towards safe and efficient
gene targeting in human cells
Prof. Dr. Noritaka Adachi, Yokohama City University, Japan

December 13, 2016
Deciphering endothelial response to enhance radiotherapy efficacy
Dr. François Paris
Head of Radiobiology of vascular and angiogenic laboratory,
University Nantes


November 24, 2015
Personalized radiation oncology
Prof. Dr. med. Daniel Zips
Universitätsklinikum Tübingen
Universitätsklinik für Radioonkologie

November 10, 2015
Regulation of Replicative Stress by Deacetylation and Dephosphorylation 
Prof. Dr. Oliver Krämer
Institut für Toxikologie, Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

September 29, 2015
Genomic and Proteomic Biomarker for Molecular Biodosimetry in Future
Prof. Dr. Rajeshwar Sharan
North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong,  India

May 19, 2015
The importance of stupidity in research
Prof. Dr. Herwig Paretzke
Never believe what your professor tells you

June 30, 2015
Methods for the assessment of treatment resistance, EMT and metastasis in vitro and in vivo
Dr. Ross Okimoto,
Hematology/Oncology Fellow
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)



July 1, 2014
Modulation of the immune system by irradiation–impact on the design of multimodal cancer therapies
Dr. Udo Gaipl
Head of Radiation Immunobiology
Department of Radiation Oncology, University Hospital Erlangen

May 27, 2014
Cellular responses to DNA double-strand breaks
Prof. Dr. Markus Löbrich
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Fachbereich Biologie

April 29, 2014
Chromatin structure and nuclear architecture in DNA repair
Dr. Evi Soutoglou
Institut de Génétique de Biologie Moléculaire
et Cellulaire (IGBMC), Strasbourg

April 1, 2014
Experimental in vivo models
Prof. Dr. Mechthild Krause
OncoRay - National Center for Radiation Research in Oncology
Medizinische Fakultät Carl Gustav Carus
Technische Universität Dresden

February 25, 2014
Replication fork progression and genome maintenance
Dr. Eva Petermann
School of Cancer Sciences / Institute for Biomedical Research (West)
College of Medical and Dental Sciences - University of Birmingham


January 24, 2013
How to restore proliferation in BRCA2-deleted cells
Dr. Madalena Tarsounas
Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology and Biology,
University of Oxford

April 18, 2013
Targeting endothelial metabolism: principles and strategies
Prof. Dr. Peter Carmeliet
Laboratory of Angiogenesis and Neurovascular Link (Vesalius Research Center),

May 17, 2013
Radiation pathology: From Thorotrast to the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident
Prof. Dr. Manabu Fukumoto
Department of Pathology, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

May 28, 2013
CtIP phosphorylation: a paradigm for the regulation of DNA double-strand break processing
Prof. Dr. Alessandro Sartori
Institute of Molecular Cancer Research,
University of Zurich

June 18, 2013
Hypoxia and radiation resistance: pathophysiology and clinical implications
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Dunst
Department of Radiotherapy,
University of Lübeck

November 5, 2013
Topic will be announced
Prof. Dr. Andreas Trumpp
German Cancer Research Center,

Invited Lectures When & Where

If not announced otherwise, invited lectures of the GRK 1739 take place on
Tuesdays, 17:30 h
in the Seminar Room of the
Institute of Cell Biology (IFZ),        
Virchowstr. 173, 45122 Essen