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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:


LOEWE-FLOW FOR LIFE mini-symposium on biomaterials and tissue engineering on 3 July 2024, from 1 pm

The majority of promising drug candidates are not authorised for the treatment of humans as they prove to be ineffective or, in the worst case, harmful, even after successful trials on animals. This high failure rate shows that animal models cannot adequately represent human tissue. Artificially produced biological tissue offers an alternative. This topic and therapeutic approaches to tissue engineering will be the subject of the mini-symposium organised by LOEWE-FLOW FOR LIFE on 3 July 2024. The event will start at 1 p.m. and take place in the Georg-Christoph-Lichtenberg-Haus at the Technical University (TU) Darmstadt.

The LOEWE-FLOW FOR LIFE mini-symposium will feature various presentations by renowned researchers, which will be complemented by a poster session in which young scientists will present their projects.

13:00 Arrival and welcome

13:30 Prof. Dr. Milica Radisic, University of Toronto, Humboldt Research Award winner, "Engineering vascularised organ-on-a-chip systems"

14:15 Prof. Dr Wolfram Zimmermann, Georg-August University of Göttingen, "Repairing Broken Hearts"

15:00 Poster Session

16:00 Professor Dr Katharina Landfester, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, "Spatial control of cascade reaction in polymeric synthetic cells"

16:45 Professor Dr Aránzazu del Campo, Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken, "Engineered Living Therapeutic Materials

Registration for the symposium is possible here.


"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.



Issue 01.2024 | July/August


The summer edition of PROLOEWE-NEWS awaits you with current topics from LOEWE cutting-edge research: the Open eHUB Day of the LOEWE Center emergenCity in Darmstadt, tiny creatures as soil helpers being researched by LOEWE-TBG in Frankfurt, the final symposium of the LOEWE Center DRUID and new findings in research against antibiotic resistance by LOEWE-Diffusible Signals.

ProLOEWE faces

Prof. Saloumeh Gholami is a member of the directorate of the LOEWE research cluster “Minority Studies: Language and Identity”. Her research explores the role of language as a carrier of cultural identity and belonging.

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December 2024