23rd Meeting on Signal Transduction

“Trends in Cancer and Infection”

November 4-6, 2019 — Leonardo Hotel Weimar

View poster here.

Jointly organized by:


In 2019, we were also happy to welcome the Young Investigators of the German Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM Young Investigators) as co-organizer of the meeting.

The 2019 Meeting focused on “Trends in Cancer and Infection”. As in previous years, the STS Meeting had been be organized as a Joint Meeting of the Signal Transduction Society with the signaling study groups of the German Societies for Immunology (DGfI) and Cell Biology (DGZ), the Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM), the German Society for Pharmacology ( DGP) and the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology (DGHM). In keeping with the focus on "Trend in Cancer and Infection" a special workshop had been organized together with the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF).

Each workshop started with an introductory keynote talk given by a renowned expert in the respective field of research. All other oral contributions had been selected from submitted scientific abstracts. Of note, all poster authors had the opportunity to present their work to the plenum in the frame of a "My Poster in One Minute” session.

Date and Time

Monday, November 4th, to Wednesday, November 6th, 2019.

The scientific program started on Monday,November 4th at 8.45 am, and ended on Wednesday, November 6th after lunch (~ 3 pm).

Meeting Report

The Meeting Report will be published in the “International Journal of Molecular Sciences” and will be available for download here when published.

Working Topics

Workshops were on:

  1. Infection and Cancer (DZIF)

  2. Cytokines, Growth factors, and Receptors

  3. Differentiation, Stress, and Death

  4. Tumor Biology and Immunity

  5. Signaling from intracellular organelles

  6. Tumor Biomarker

  7. Immune Cell Signaling and Cancer

  8. Calcium Signaling


The 2019 Meeting Program can be accessed as electronic versions for download: All STS-members and the participants of the 2019 meeting have access to the full version via the download area (login required). For everyone else: Please refer to the short program for an overview.

Meeting Schedule

Each Workshop/Session started with introductory keynote presentations of 30 minutes (including discussion) given by invited speakers who contributed significantly to the development of specific areas of signal transduction research. Keynote speakers had been nominated by STS members and contributing consortia.

Special Focus 2019 “Trends in Cancer and Infection”

Nov 4


Welcome Note


Infection and Cancer (DZIF)

Gastric cancer: Helicobacter pylori and beyond

Céu Figueiredo

University of Porto

On the role of immune cells on NASH/liver cancer and its consequences for therapy.

Mathias Heikenwälder

German Cancer Research Centre

Nov 5


Tumor Biology and Immunity

Nov 6