Julie George, PhD, is Professor of Molecular Head and Neck Oncology at the University of Cologne. She completed her PhD at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, before pursuing post-doctoral studies on cancer genomics at the University of Cologne. Her work employs multi-disciplinary approaches for to study of patient tumors, which includes genome, transcriptome and single-cell sequencing technologies, computational evaluation of complex data sets, as well as functional characterization of patient-derived tumor models. Her successes include the completion of large-scale landmark studies on lung cancers. She is internationally recognized as an expert in neuroendocrine lung tumors. She is a member of the BMBF-funded e:Med project committee, and engaged in program activities of the international lung cancer association.
Talk: Wednesday, September 22, 01:00 - 01:30 pm
Philip Rosenstiel has studied medicine in Kiel and Boston. Philip Rosenstiel is Head of the Systems Immunology Group at the Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology, Kiel University since 2016 and holds an SH Excellence Chair in Clinical Molecular Biology. His research is focused on the interaction of the intestinal mucosa with the resident microbiome as an explanatory model of how the environment shapes disease susceptibility. His team is specialized in cellular and murine models of chronic inflammation using state-of-the-art genomic techniques. He heads the Competence Centre for Genomic Analysis, which represents one of four German National NGS Sequencing Hubs of the DFG.
Talk: Monday, September 20, 01:15 - 1:45 pm
Heribert Schunkert, MD is Professor of Cardiology of the Technische Universität München and Director of the Cardiology Department, German Heart Centre Munich since 2012. He completed a research fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA and clinical fellowships at Beth Israel Hospital, Universitätsklinikum Regensburg, and the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA, before he became assistant and associate professor in Regensburg. From 2002-2012 Prof. Schunkert was Director of Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the University of Luebeck. He conducts research in the molecular genetics of multifactorial cardiovascular disease, coordinates several EU- and BMBF-sponsored projects as well as the European-American Leducq network CADgenomics to identify the genetic roots of myocardial infarction. He is the author of more than 700 publications in international journals.
Talk: Tuesday, September 21, 01:00 - 1:30 pm