Immune System

TheRNAtics: RNA-based therapy strategies in tumor immunology and immune-mediated diseases

Institution: University Medical Center Mainz and Helmholtz Institute for Translational Oncology (HI-TRON)
Applicant: Prof. Dr. Özlem Türeci, Prof. Dr. Tobias Bopp
Funding line:
Else Kröner Schools for Medical Scientists
Else Kröner Schools for Medical Scientists

Physicians work hand in hand with various disciplines from the basic sciences on new developments such as mRNA-based vaccines. The graduate study program in Mainz therefore wants to establish a sustainable concept for the training of Medical Scientists, their research, and the research they conduct on RNA-based immunotherapies. Medical Scientists will work closely together with Clinician Scientists and find an optimal research environment for their projects in structures such as the Research Center for Immunotherapy or the Helmholtz Institute for Translational Oncology. The graduate fellows are additionally supported by an abundant range of training offers conceived by the Mainz Research School of Translational Medicine.