2nd General Assembly Meeting
The 2nd TREGeneration General Assembly and Steering Committee meetings took place between March 25-26 2017 in Marseille, France, to coincide with the European Bone Marrow transplantation (EMBT) congress.
This year’s GA offered a fantastic platform for all aspects of the project to be discussed in depth, problems identified and solutions proposed and agreed upon. Day one covered the presentation of each scientific work package (WPs1-5), covering progress, hurdles and results to date. The consortium was particularly enthused to hear preliminary results from Dr. Hans-Jörg Warnatz, WP4 lead, on T-cell receptor phenotype comparison between different T-cell subtypes from patient samples collected so far.
We were lucky to be able to additionally host three external speakers. Dr. Sophie Paczesny (Indiana University) first shared her recent unpublished work investigating further novel biomarkers for GVHD. This was followed by Dr. David Gancberg, our assigned project officer from the European Commission (EC), who kindly presented an informative update on current Horizon 2020 projects and upcoming EC funding opportunities. Finally, Dr. Attilio Bondanza (San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan) presented his preclinical data from the exciting new field of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cells.
Day two focused on project management and dissemination strategies (WP6-7), looking to the future of the consortium, including agreement upon and enforcement of key deadlines regarding patient recruitment and formation of a plan to better manage the project data which is now being generated. All in all, a successful meeting!
1st General Assembly Meeting
The TREGeneration consortium met in Regensburg, Germany on March 14-16, 2016 for their first meeting one year after the beginning of the project.
The Workpackage leaders took the opportuinty to report on the progress in their WPs, and the group made excellent use of their time together by discussing and finding solutions for a lot of important issues. The setting in the historic old town of Regensburg added a particular charm to the meeting, and everybody was very focused on further optimizing the collaboration in the project.
The meeting fit in seamlessly with the succeeding GvH/GvL symposium organized by the University Hospital of Regensburg, which many of the TREGeneration consortium members also attended.
In February 2015, the TREGeneration consortium met in Lisboa, Portugal for the project kick-off. Members of all the participating institutions and the EC sat together to discuss the upcoming work and agreed on the required procedures.
The meeting was hosted by the iMM Lisboa, the coordinating institution.