Joint BioRN & Ci3 Annual Conference 2018

Joint BioRN & Ci3 Annual Conference 2018

Immunotherapy and beyond – The next generation of cancer treatment

The two leading-edge life science clusters BioRN and Ci3 are joining forces to foster knowledge exchange in cancer immunotherapy. Experts in the fields of therapeutic vaccination, cellular and combination therapy, immunomodulation and so on will present their latest findings and new concepts for cancer treatment. In addition to keynotes and talks given by experts from both clusters, the program will feature a poster exhibit. There will also be numerous opportunities to network and initiate joint projects.

Thus, the Joint BioRN & Ci3 Annual Conference 2018 is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the activities of both clusters and their members coming from academia as well as the biotech and pharma industry.

The conference will be hosted by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, on the occasion of its 350th anniversary.

Agenda and Speakers

The agenda will be available soon.

Speakers already confirmed include:

  • Prof. Dr. Christian Buchholz, Paul-Ehrlich-Institut
  • Dr. Neil Gallagher, AbbVie
  • Dr. Jörn-Peter Halle, Merck
  • Dr. Thomas Höger, Apogenix
  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Jäger, National Center for Tumor Diseases
  • Prof. Dr. Rienk Offringa, German Cancer Research Center
  • Dr. Luciano Rossetti, Merck
  • Prof. Dr. Ugur Sahin, TRON
  • Dr. Julia Schaft, BioRN
  • Dr. Gerty Schreibelt, Radboud University Medical Center
  • Dr. Martin Treder, Affimed
  • Prof. Dr. Winfried Wels, Georg-Speyer-Haus

Call for Posters

In addition to presentations in line with the conference topic, there will be a poster exhibit in which you can present your company or your project. Please contact Dr. Britta Unruhe-Knauf (unruhe(at), if you are interested in presenting a poster. The abstract submission deadline will be August 15th, 2018.


Register here for the conference.
Participation is free of charge for BioRN and Ci3 members and partners, Health Axis Europe members, sponsors and invited guests. Please feel free to forward this invitation to any colleagues who may be intersted in the conference. 

The conference language is English.


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Ci3 Event 

  • Ci3 Event


  • 25 Oct 2018


  • 9:30 - 18:00


Merck KGaA
Darmstadt, Germany

Visitor Reception
Frankfurter Str. 131
Building F 131 (Foyer)
64293 Darmstadt