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Frankfurt Cancer Conference 2024 on "Targeting the tumo-host interface" from 28 - 30 August, LOEWE-FCI is one of the hosts

According to the German Federal Ministry of Health, cancer is the second leading cause of death with more than 230,000 deaths per year*. This makes it all the more important to continue researching the causes, progression and treatments of cancer in order to be able to help more and more patients in the future.

At the three-day "Frankfurt Cancer Conference 2024" from 28 to 30 August, scientists involved in translational cancer research will have the opportunity to find out about the latest research and exchange ideas. Organised by the LOEWE Centre Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI) and the German Consortium for Translational Cancer Research (DKTK), this year's event will focus on "Targeting the tumor-host interface". The comprehensive programme consists of eight interdisciplinary lecture sessions and two poster sessions. Numerous renowned experts from all over the world have already confirmed their participation as speakers. The spectrum of topics ranges from the tumour microenvironment and tumour metabolism to targeted therapies and molecular drug research. Immune, stromal and vascular cells as well as the microbiome act at the interface between tumour and organism and influence the development of cancer and the course of the disease. Current research findings on molecular mechanisms and signalling pathways as well as the therapeutic significance of tumours are presented across different tumour entities.

This year, the Frankfurt Cancer Conference will be held entirely in person at Goethe University Frankfurt. Cancer researchers and students of medicine, biology and biochemistry are invited to submit abstracts of their projects for a poster presentation by 20 March 2024.

The registration deadline for participation in the conference is 30 June 2024. Please send registrations to

Frankfurt Cancer Conference 2024

Targeting the tumour-host interface

28-30 August 2024

Campus Westend, Casino, Festsaal

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 20 March 2024

Registration deadline: 30 June 2024

Participation fee: 438 euros

Information on the programme, submission of abstracts

and registration at:


"Microbes 4 Climate" is the title of the 11th symposium of the former LOEWE centre SYNMIRKO on 22.5.24 in Marburg

Microbes are such small creatures that they cannot be recognised with the naked eye. They are everywhere in our environment and also populate the human body. But what can these creatures contribute to controlling and mitigating climate change?

This is the topic of the 11th symposium of the former LOEWE Centre SYNMIKRO entitled "Microbes 4 Climate - From Greenhouse Gases to Products", on 22 May 2024 at the Cineplex Marburg.
The conference is being organised by Philipps-Universität Marburg and the Centre for Synthetic Microbiology in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology Marburg. Renowned international scientists have been invited to give lectures as part of the programme. This will be followed by a public lecture by YouTuber Jacob Beautemps (brekainglab). Participation in the event is free of charge, but registration is required.


"CMMS Talks" - The lecture series of the LOEWE focus area CMMS goes into the next round in the summer semester 2024

The LOEWE Cluster CMMS (Multiscale Modelling in the Life Sciences) is once again organising the "CMMS Talks" lecture series in the summer semester 2024. External speakers will contribute their own ideas from the international scientific community to the LOEWE focus area CMMS. Every fortnight, speakers present their current research findings to the scientists of the LOEWE focus area. With their contributions, experts in their fields also encourage the CMMS scientists to be even more creative in their research.

From 18 April 2024, the CMMS Talks will take place every second Thursday at 2 pm at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS), Ruth-Moufang-Str. 1, Frankfurt am Main.

Professor Dr Kevin Thurley from the University of Bonn will kick things off. He will give a lecture entitled "Towards data-driven modeling of immune-cell interaction dynamics", in which Thurley will report on his work with a simulation model for investigating intercellular signalling proteins, so-called cytokines.

The kick-off event will take place in the FIAS Faculty Club.

Registration is not necessary.


"Effective Visual Communication" - LOEWE-projects organise a workshop for scientists, 22.03.24, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Presenting complex interrelationships in a visually appealing and easily understandable way is a skill that is becoming increasingly important, especially in science communication. At first glance, many scientific fields appear complex and not really comprehensible to the public. However, this is essential in order to further strengthen society's trust in science. The LOEWE Centre Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI), together with the LOEWE projects TBG and ACLF-I, is therefore offering the workshop "Effective Visual Communication of Science" by Dr Jernej Zupanc for scientists on 22 March 2024. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Lecture Hall in the Georg-Speyer-Haus in Frankfurt am Main. For better planning and organisation, please register via

The aim of the workshop is to provide the participating scientists with the appropriate "tools" to communicate their research ideas and results in a visually understandable way for everyone. It is not primarily about aesthetics, but rather about utilising the knowledge of human visual perception to create effective scientific images, posters and graphics step by step.



Issue 01.2024 / March


In the first issue of the year, you can expect a wide variety of topics from LOEWE's excellent research: from agriculture and species conservation to women in science and human decisions in artificial intelligence to upcoming events by LOEWE-FCI and SYNMIKRO and the election of the International Mollusk of the Year 2024, which is organised and accompanied by LOEWE-TBG.

ProLOEWE faces

Prof Dr Sandra Ciesek, also LOEWE top professor and co-spokesperson of LOEWE-CoroPan, is Director of the Institute of Medical Virology at Frankfurt University Hospital and was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit First Class for her coronavirus research last year.


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August 2024