Ongoing projects


Liquid Biopsies


 Liquid biopsies allow for easy sampling of a cancer’s genome by a simple blood draw. This not only enables access to crucial molecular information in patients that have difficult-to-biopsy lesions, it also provides an opportunity to gain insight into ...


Translational Research in Hodgkin Lymphoma


 In close ties with the German Hodgkin Study Group (GHSG) we archive biomaterials form Hodgkin lymphoma patients within GHSG clinical trials. Building on this large collection of materials we are conducting translational studies to deepen our understan...


Cancer Microbiome


 A further axis of our research is the response of the human host to acute and chronic infection and how this response can shape cancer development secondary to infection. We have comprehensively characterized bacterial and viral genomes in over 3000 w...


Bispecific Antibody Development


Transfer or induction of neo- or tumour-associated antigen specific T-cells can be a core element of successful immunotherapy. However, clinical translation of adoptive cell therapy is technically difficult, expensive, and associated with high regulato...


Drug Repurposing for Immunotherapy


 Another focus of our research is drug repurposing for cancer immunotherapy. While drug repurposing (the use of already approved drugs in novel indications) has a long history in oncology, it has so far not been studied sufficiently in cancer immunothe...