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The DGfI cordially invited journalists to a press conference dedicated to currently relevant topics in immunology, which was also attended by the winners of the German Immunology Award 2020 (Thomas Boehm, Freiburg) and 2022 (Özlem Türeci, Uğur Şahin and Katalin Karikó, Mainz). The meeting will be held under the motto “Basic meets clinical immunology”. Both professional societies aim to bridge basic and clinical science in order to translate knowledge of immune mechanisms as directly as possible into the improvement of various immunotherapies and the prevention of immunodeficiencies. The scientific program offered content of basic and translational immunology in the context of various diseases such as allergy, autoimmunity, cancer, transplantation and infections, of course with special emphasis on COVID-19.

Press conference
of the German Society for Immunology and
of the Austrian Society for Allergology and Immunology
to the joint annual meeting.

Wednesday, 07 September 2022, 14:00 to 14:30

Lecture hall F
Hanover Medical School (MHH)
Carl-Neuberg-Strasse 1
30625 Hanover

For the scientific exchange were available:

1st Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Boehm, Laureate German Immunology Award 2020
2. Prof. Dr. Christine Falk, conference president and current president of the DGfI
3 Prof. Dr. Reinhold Förster, Vice President of the DGfI
4 Prof. Dr. med. Erika Jensen-Jarolim, conference president and current president of the ÖGAI
5 Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Kamradt, Vice President of the DGfI
6 Prof. Dr. Katalin Karikó, Laureate of the German Immunology Award 2022
7 Prof. Dr. med. Uğur Şahin, Laureate of the German Immunology Award 2022
8 Prof. Dr. med. Özlem Türeci, Laureate German Immunology Award 2022
9 Prof. Dr. Carsten Watzl, Secretary General of the DGfI
10. Dr. Stefanie Leue, Representative AbbVie Deutschland GmbH & Co.KG, Sponsor of the German Immunology Award

The press conference was followed by the official opening of the annual conference with a welcoming address by the Minister President for Science and Culture Björn Thümler and Prof. Dr. med. Michael P. Manns, President of the Hannover Medical School.


Press release (IDW)

Link to the press release