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Research Group

The Research Group for Experimental Stem Cell Transplantation of the Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research (IZKF) Würzburg
 
In 2012 the Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research (IZKF) of the Medical Faculty of the Würzburg University Clinics awarded a Research Group to Prof. Andreas Beilhack, MD. The Research Group is embedded in the Departments of Medicine II  (Director: Prof. Hermann Einsele, MD) and Pediatrics (Director: Prof. Christian P. Speer, MD; Chief of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology: Prof. Paul-Gerhardt Schlegel, MD). The IZKF Research Group focuses on the function of the immune system in cancer, infections and transplantation.

To elucidate complex immune reactions the group advances imaging and microscopy techniques in close collaboration with the DFG Rudolf-Virchow-Center (Head of Bioimaging Center: Katrin Heinze, PhD), the Department of Biotechnology and Biophysics (Chair: Prof. Markus Sauer, PhD) and the Department of Experimental Physics 5 (Chair: Prof. Peter Jakob, PhD). The IZKF Research Group aims to develop, establish and validate novel concepts in immuno- and anti-cancer therapies.

The IZKF Research Group for Experimental Stem Cell Transplantation actively participates in local research networks such as the DFG Clinical Research Unit 216 on signaling pathways in multiple myeloma of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Center for Infectious Diseases (ZINF) at Würzburg University. Additionally, the group forms close collaborations with external laboratories, both nationally and internationally such as the DFG FOR 1586 SkelMet research network, the EU FP7 Research Consortium Optatio on immune cell interactions and novel therapeutic concepts in multiple myeloma, the DFG FOR 2314 on pancreatic cancer and the DFG Transregio Research Network TR124 FungiNet on immune cell interactions with pathogenic fungi.

The IZKF Research Group participates in the University of Würzburg Graduate School of Life Sciences funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State Governments. Furthermore, it is actively involved in the Else-Kröner-Forschungskolleg for Interdisciplinary Translational Immunology Würzburg, a physician-scientist training program that had been initiated by Prof. Beilhack.
 
The group’s research focus is allogeneic cell transplantation. This central topic spans three research areas:
 
- Acute Graft-versus-Host disease and inflammation
- Cancer-immune-interactions
- Immune responses to infections

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Contact:

Prof. Beilhack Portrait

Prof. Dr. Dr. med. univ. Andreas Beilhack
Principal Investigator
IZKF Forschergruppe für Experimentelle Stammzelltransplantation
Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik II & Universitäts-Kinderklinik
Zentrum für Experimentelle Molekulare Medizin
ZEMM - Zinklesweg 10
D-97078 Würzburg, Germany
Tel:   +49-931-201 44040
Fax: +49-931-201 27639
beilhack_a@ukw.de

Administration:

Barbara Spering

Barbara Spering M.Sc.
Science and Research Management
IZKF Forschergruppe für Experimentelle Stammzelltransplantation
Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik II & Universitäts-Kinderklinik
Zentrum für Experimentelle Molekulare Medizin
ZEMM - Zinklesweg 10
D-97078 Würzburg Germany
Tel:   +49-931-201 44155
Fax: +49-931-201 27639
spering_b@ukw.de

Beilhack group 2015
The Beilhack Group 2015