Prof. Dr. Toni Cathomen
Institut für Transfusionsmedizin und Gentherapie
Hugstetter Str. 55
Phone: +49 (0)761 270 34800
Fax: +49 (0)761 270 37900
A gene is a hereditary unit which has effects on the traits and thus on the phenotype of an organism. Part on the DNA which contains genetic information for the synthesis of a protein or functional RNA (e.g. tRNA).
The somatic gene therapy is used to compensate gene defects. Therefore, the correct form of the mutated gene is transferred into somatic cells.
Translation in a biological context is the process in which the base sequence of mRNA is translated into the amino acid sequence of a protein. This process takes place in the ribosomes. Based on a single mRNA molecule, many protein molecules can be synthesised.
Several developments in human gene therapy, genome editing and cancer immunotherapy have achieved scientific breakthroughs in the last few years and were successfully translated into the clinic.
At the XXIVth Annual Meeting of the German Society for Gene Therapy (DG-GT) in Freiburg from 26th to 28th of September 2018, top researchers from all over the world will present their latest results and their cutting-edge developments in cell and gene therapy. The conference will have a special focus on the technological advances made in iPS-derived cell therapies and genome editing as well as the preclinical and clinical implementation of therapeutic approaches to treat immunodeficiencies, infectious diseases and cancer.
Abstract Submission All abstracts should be submitted and presented in English. Deadline for abstract submission: May 6th, 2018.