Future Developments in Transplantation - From Immunotherapy to Tissue Engineering
Shimon Sakaguchi, Japan
Distinguished Professor, Osaka University
Shimon Sakaguchi is a Distinguished Professor at the World Premier International Research Initiative (WPI)-Immunology Frontier Research Center (IFReC) at Osaka University, Japan. He is an immunologist recognized for his work on the control of immune responses. He is known particularly for his discovery of regulatory T cells, an indispensable constituent of the immune system for the maintenance of immune self-tolerance and homeostasis.
Marcela V. Maus, USA
Assistant Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Marcela V. Maus, MD, Ph.D. serves as Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Maus serves as Director of Cellular Immunotherapy at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She is a board-certified hematologist-oncologist with extensive research experience in all aspects of pre-clinical and clinical design and use of cell therapies and gene-modified T-cells for cancer. As a graduate student, she worked with Dr. Carl June on the biology of human T cell activation. She completed residency training in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Health System and completed fellowship training in Hematology and Medical Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Her research focuses on the pre-clinical development and clinical translation of engineered T cell therapies. Dr. Maus completed undergraduate studies at MIT and her MD and PhD at Penn.
Martin Fussenegger, Switzerland
Professor of Biotechnology and Bioengineering , ETH Zurich, Basel
Martin Fussenegger is Professor of Biotechnology and Bioengineering at the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) of the ETH Zurich in Basel as well as at the University of Basel. His research focuses on mammalian cell engineering, in particular on the assembly of synthetic gene circuits that process complex control and closed-loop expression logic as well as on the production of theranostic designer cell implants that interface with host metabolism to correct prominent metabolic disorders. Martin Fussenegger graduated with Werner Arber at the Biocenter of the University of Basel (1992), obtained his Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology (1994) at the Max Planck Institute of Biology (Tübingen, Germany) and continued his postdoctoral studies on host-pathogen interactions at the Max Planck Institute of Infection Biology (Berlin, 1995). He then joined the ETH Institute of Biotechnology (1996), where he received his habilitation in 2000, and became Swiss National Science Foundation Professor of Molecular Biotechnology in 2002, prior to being awarded a Chair in Biotechnology and Bioengineering at the ETH Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering in 2004. On a presidential mission, he moved to Basel in 2008 to build up the D-BSSE, the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering of the ETH Zurich. Martin Fussenegger received the Gaden Award, the Merck Cell Culture Engineering Award, the Medal of the European Society for Animal Cell Technology (ESACT), the Gutenberg Chair Excellence Award, an Advanced Grant Award of the European Research Council and the James E. Bailey Award. Martin Fussenegger is a member of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW), EMBO and the United States of America National Academy of Engineering (NAE).
International Transplantation Science Mentee-Mentor Awards
Celebrating the contributions of basic science to the field of transplantation with the International Transplantation Science Mentee-Mentor Awards by recognizing the efforts of basic scientists who have advanced our understanding of transplant science/immunobiology and/or treatment of transplant recipients, and the young investigators who will be the future leaders in transplantation.
Nancy Ascher (TTS President) is joined by Carlos Diaz (President - Argentinian Society of Transplantation) and Gabriel Gondolesi (TTS Councilor for Latin America). This video was filmed just prior to the start of STALYC at which TTS exhibited.
Welcome to Madrid
Nancy Ascher TTS President & Congress Chair
José Maria Morales Congress Vice-Chair
It is with great pleasure and anticipation that we wish to invite you to the 27th International Congress of The Transplantation Society which will be held in Madrid, the capital of Spain, from June 30 to July 5, 2018.