Research School
”New Horizons in Signal Transduction”

July 27-28, 2023
University Medical Center, University Goettingen


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the Research School “New Horizons in Signal Transduction" in Goettingen 27-28 July 2023

Signal transduction, a rich and diverse field, plays a critical role in many pathological conditions. Examples of these conditions are heart diseases as well as impaired cognitive function and cancer. This conference will provide insights into cutting edge areas of signal transduction, such as gene and RNA-based regulation, OMICs approaches to study post-translational modifications, and metabolic signaling via lipids.

Come and be inspired by colleagues studying different perspectives of signal transduction with exciting molecular tools in Goettingen in 2023!

✔ Join this conference and be inspired by top experts within signal transduction

✔ Gain knowledge of the field from many different angles, apply for awards & prizes

✔ Meet and network with colleagues and peers at networking sessions and our BBQ dinner


We look forward to seeing you in Göttingen!

Antje Ebert & Klaudia Giehl

Herzzentrum Göttingen GBM HRCG STS STS
Georg August Universität Universitätsmedizin Göttingen



Thursday, July 27


Michael Lankeit Lecture Hall/Foyer
Deutsches Primatenzentrum,
Kellnerweg 4
37077 Göttingen

11:00 - 12:00


Exhibition setup

12:00 - 13:00

Keynote lecture:

Rabea Hinkel /Leibniz-Institut für Primatenforschung Göttingen
Gene regulation at the organism level

13:00 - 13:30

Coffee break / Poster setup

13:30 - 15:00

Session 1 (Chair: Barbara Di Ventura)

GBM Talk: René Ketting /University Mainz
Non-coding RNAs – master regulators of genomic signaling

Short Talks:
Adelheid Kratzer /Charité University Medicine Berlin
TNFAIP3/ncRNA AS WAKMAR2 regulate monocyte-induced inflammation
in acute myocardial infarction

Doan Duy Hai Tran /Hannover Medical School
Mining the “dark proteome” to identify novel biomarkers and target molecules in
hepatocellular carcinoma

Rucha Hebalkar /Hannover Medical School
Stress-dependent redistribution and nuclear function of Drosophila AGO1

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 - 15:45

Poster Flash Talks (Chair: Claudia Richter)
(One minute per poster, all poster presenters)

15:45 - 17:00

Parallel Sessions:

- Poster session 1

- Meet the prof
  Guest: Klaudia Giehl /University Giessen

- Networking

- Industrial Exhibition

17:00 - 18:30

Session 2 (Chair: René Ketting)

GBM Talk: Barbara Di Ventura /University Freiburg
Optogenetics to decode signaling in cancer biology

Short Talks:
Claudia Richter /German Primate Center Göttingen
All-Optical Cardiac Physiology - From patterned illumination techniques in cardiac
optogenetics to system characterization

Arend Vogt /Charité University Medicine Berlin
Engineering of optogenetic tools for modulation of signaling pathways
and treatment of Parkinson's disease

Ivy Mayer /Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Multiscale Origami Structures as Interfaces for Cells

18:30 - open end

BBQ & Drinks
(in the Atrium of the Deutsches Primatenzentrum)

Friday, July 28


Adam-von-Trott-Saal/ Foyer „Alte Mensa“
Universität Göttingen
Wilhelmsplatz 3
37073 Göttingen

08:30 - 10:00

Session 3 (Chair: André Nadler)

GBM Talk: Marek Bartkuhn /University Gießen
Genomics/proteomics toolbox for systems medicine

Short Talks:
Roberto Goya-Maldonado /University Medical Center Goettingen
Utilizing Machine Learning and Deep Learning for
Major Depressive Disorder Classification based on Brain Imaging Data

Luca Bueschgens /University Medical Center Goettingen
Modulation of STAT1 signal transduction in an Alzheimer’s disease
transgenic mouse model

Katjana Schwab /Leibniz Institute of Aging, Fritz Lipmann Institute Jena
Stress-responsive tumor suppressor RFX7 governs a p53 sub-network

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 - 12:00

Session 4 (Chair: Marek Bartkuhn)

GBM Talk: Andre Nadler /MPI Dresden
Clickable lipids to study metabolic signaling

Short Talks:
Katharina Kubatzky /University Heidelberg
Protein succinylation of mitochondrial proteins acts as an immune-metabolic switch

Teona Midelashvili /University Medical Center Goettingen
Evaluation and targeting of the metabolic signature
of human pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma subtypes

Adrian Valentin Fricke /University Marburg
Determining and enhancing pharmacological properties and stability
of FN3-derived monobodies for targeted cancer therapy

12:00 - 12:30

Lunch snack

12:30 - 12:45

Poster Flash Talks (Chair: Roberto Goya-Maldonado)
(One minute per poster, all poster presenters)

12:45 - 14:30

Parallel Sessions:

- Poster session 2

- Meet the clinician
  Guest: Hassina Baraki /University Medical Center Goettingen

- Networking

- Industrial Exhibition

14:30 - 15:00

Award Session:

Best abstract
Best poster


Closing remarks



Important Dates

Registration: June 19
Abstract submission: June 19

Registration Fees

The registration fee is 60 €.

It covers: Meeting organisation and venue, BBQ, lunch, coffee breaks, bus transfer.

We thank for the kind support by:

Our Silver Sponsor




We recommend the following hotels:

B&B Hotel Goettingen, GHotel, Hotel Freigeist, Holiday Inn Express, Hostel 37, DJH Jugendherberge Göttingen.


Please submit your abstract online after you finished the registration by sending the abstract pdf file to . Please mind the maximum length of 1500 characters.


As a young member of the GBM you can  apply for a travel grant until June 10.

Still not a member of the GBM? Here you can apply for it.

Keynote Speakers

Rabea Hinkel, DPZ, Goettingen
Rene Ketting, University Mainz
Marek Bartkuhn, University Giessen
Barbara Di Ventura, University Freiburg
Andre Nadler, Max Planck Institute, Dresden

Meals & Drinks

The registration fee covers the BBQ, lunch and coffee breaks.


The poster should be presented in portrait format (DIN A0 resp. ~120 x 85 cm). Posters should be presented throughout the whole meeting.


Win one of our amazing prizes or even a travel grant. The Best Poster and The Best Short Talk will be selected

Studying Signal Transduction

The Research School “New Horizons in Signal Transduction” will present the first Joined Meeting of the GBM Study Groups “Receptors/Signal transduction” and “Biochemical Pharmacology/Toxicology”.
The meeting is international and open to members and non-members of the GBM study groups.

Join the GBM study groups Receptors/Signal Transduction and Pharmacology/Toxicology!

Find more information on the websites of the study groups!


On July 27:
Deutsches Primatenzentrum
Leibniz-Institut für Primatenforschung
Michael Lankeit Lecture Hall/Foyer,
Kellnerweg 4
37077 Göttingen

(Google maps)

On July 28:
„Alte Mensa“
Adam-von-Trott-Saal/ Foyer
Universität Göttingen
Wilhelmsplatz 3
37073 Göttingen

(Google maps)