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Research Xchange Forum

Insights I Translation I Solutions


Trends and Challenges in Oncology

Learn about the latest Insights from the fields of oncology and exchange ideas as to their Translation into viable Solutions. Our Research Xchange Forum provides keynote lectures from internationally renowned academics and leading biopharma R&D executives, addressing the latest developments in cancer research and treatments.

22. | 23. February 2017 
Sartorius College 
Goettingen, Germany

Together we can make our voices heard –
follow the event on twitter #rxf17

In meetings like this I learn a lot about the
requirements of all the different groups involved
in the laboratory work flows.

Dr. Gerhard Noelken, United Kingdom,
former Senior Director, Technology & Innovations at Pfizer

Interesting for you?

This forum is ideal for professionals in R&D and personnel in the following industries:

  • Pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies
  • Universities & research institutes
  • Contract services and research laboratories Government agencies

What to expect?

Complete your forum experience with optional demo & discussion sessions about how to significantly boost your research results when it comes to virus quantification and cell screening. Moreover, get a chance for an exclusive inside view into the working processes of Sartorius with our plant tour.

  • Gain cross-sectoral insights, understand their problems, processes and workflows
  • Be involved in the latest developments in cancer research and therapies
  • Establish contacts and collaborations with like-minded companies and academics

Highlighted topics

  • Non-coding RNAs - Role & Potential
  • Stem Cell Niches - Cellular Microenvironment and Cancer
  • Antibody Drug Conjugates - State of the Art
  • Genomics - Tumor Heterogeneity, and Regulatory Networks
  • CAR T-Cells - Chimeras and Immune Response
  • Phosphatases - Cancer Promotion and Targeting
  • p53 – DNA repair mechanisms & cancer therapy
  • Bench-top process development


Panel Discussion

Academia, Industry and Society - How can we improve knowledge transfer?

Networking Dinner

Enjoy the combination of inspiring discussions  and the very best in regional and traditional German cuisine at the lake Seeburg, a peaceful place right in the heart of Germany.

Wednesday February, 22nd 
Restaurant "Graf Isang" 
Seestrasse 37 
37136 Seeburg, Germany  


Sartorius College
Otto-Brenner-Str. 20
37079 Goettingen Germany

Phone +49.551.308.2101


The nearest airports are Hannover, Kassel or Frankfurt. From there, you can reach Goettingen by train or car. By taxi, it takes about 10 minutes to get from the Goettingen train station to the Sartorius College.


On motorway A7 (Hannover- Kassel) take the exit for Goettingen Nord (72). Take first exit for Industriegebiet, take first exit in roundabout. Then at the next light, take a left. The College will appear on the left-hand side.


We have arranged limited accommodation with special conditions in the following hotel. You will receive a hotel-code after your registration.

Hotel Freizeit In
Dransfelder Straße 3
37079 Göttingen
Phone +49.551.90010

Please contact us if you need assistance with your reservation.

Impressions from former Sartorius Forums

Impressions Sterility Testing Forum 2016

Sterility Testing of Drug Products – Challenges for Quality Departments

This Forum provides a neutral platform for
discussion, exchange and networking for our
customers to discuss with their peers to increase
their network and gain more information on latest

Dr. Susanne Roederstein,
Director Microbiology Marketing, Sartorius



On this event Sartorius and BD jointly focused with experts from the industry on Sterility Testing of Drug Products - Challenges for Quality Departments. International experts from the pharmaceutical and biotech industry and the National Regulatory & Safety Institutes covered topics of high interest around quality control, development, production and inspection.


Marissa Baa-Lambert
Business Director Industry Western Europe
BD, Germany

Christophe Buire
Key Account Manager Fluid Management
Raumedic, Germany

Tabea Hillmayr
Laboratory Head and Head of QC Langenargen
Vetter, Germany

Florian Kauder
Project Manager Single Use Equipment
Bosch, Germany

John Kinsella
BioOutsource, UK

Hans Noordergraaf
Microbiological Expert EPD
Abbott Biologicals, Netherlands

Dr. Verena Peters
Laboratory Head and Head of QC Microbiology Mooswiesen
Vetter, Germany

Ives Scholler
Sales Manager
SKAN, Switzerland

Dr. Utta Schurig
Scientist for regulatory affairs | specialisation microbial safety
Paul Ehrlich Institute, Germany

Marcus Schütte
Product Manager Microbiology
Sartorius, Germany

Karen Storm
Vice President LPS Marketing
Sartorius, Germany

Klaus Ullherr
Senior Product Manager
Bosch, Germany




Impressions Lab Technology Forum 2015

Trends and Challenges in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance

In meetings like this I learn a lot about the requirements of all the different groups 
involved in the laboratory work flows.

Dr. Gerhard Noelken, United Kingdom, 
former Senior Director Technology & Innovations at Pfizer


Keynote Presentations

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Dunkelberg
Consultant for Infection Control and Hygiene
University of Goettingen, Germany

Dr. Benoit Ramond
Senior Expert, Microbiology Sanofi Group
Sanofi, France

Prof. Thomas Scheper
Managing Director, Institute of Technical Chemistry
University of Hanover, Germany


Dr. Silke Gnädig-Protat
Head of Instrumental Analysis and Dissolution
Berlin-Chemie AG, Germany

Oliver Karo
Assessor for Microbiological Safety Regulations
Paul-Ehrlich Institute, Germany

Dr. Gerhard Noelken
Senior Director in the Technology & Innovation group
Pfizer, UK

Dr. Horst Ruppach
Global Manager Viral Clearance and Global Coordinator Virology
Charles River Biopharmaceutical Services GmbH, Germany

Dr. Martin Schwabe
Quality Control, Head of Environmental Monitoring
CSL Behring, Germany

Dr. Dirk Vollenbroich
Minerva Biolabs GmbH, Germany

Dr. Kevin Williams
Senior Scientist, RND – Endotoxin
Lonza, USA