Who we are

The Signal Transduction Society (STS) – or, as registered, the “Gesellschaft für Signaltransduktion (GST)” – is devoted to the scientific exchange between investigators engaged in different aspects of cellular signal transduction. The STS is a young and active society that meanwhile attracted more than 400 scientists to join as members.

Between 1996 and 1997 the speakers of study groups of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zellbiologie (DGZ, Ralf Hass), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Immunologie (DGfI, Ottmar Janssen) and Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie (GBM, Karlheinz Friedrich) created a new conference named Joint Meeting “Signal Transduction: Receptors, Mediators and Genes” which was held in Langen in November 1997 and thereafter annually at different places. In 1998 the Gesellschaft für Signaltransduktion (GST) / Signal Transduction Society (STS) was founded by the three meeting organisers.

Main purpose of the STS is the development of an interdisciplinary forum for researchers who share a common interest in deciphering signal transduction pathways in normal or transformed cells, in health and disease, in humans and animal models, in plants or bacteria. With the annual “Joint Meeting Signal Transduction – Receptors, Mediators and Genes”, this aim has been pursued for more than 15 years. However, the three “starting study groups” are still the core of the society and define the main focus of the meeting, intentionally creating ample opportunities for scientific overlap and interactions. In 2013, the German Society for Pharmacology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für PharmakologieDGP) joined the STS by implementing a workshop on G protein-coupled receptors and G protein signaling.

In 2010, the STS and the open access journal “Cell Communication and Signaling” (CCS) created the “STS Honorary Medal”. The STS honorary medal represents the most prestigious award of the STS.

Moreover, it is good tradition of the STS to also appreciate the early work of young investigators by providing travel stipends and poster prizes, and to reward the achievements of young post docs or principal investigators with the “STS Science Award

The STS encourages investigators from all areas of signal transduction research to become members. By doing so, you will strengthen this fascinating aspect of research which cannot be covered as a whole by any of the traditional branches of biomedicine. You support the efforts of an interdisciplinary group of scientists to enhance the efficiency of their research. You will benefit from a better exchange between colleagues who are interested in related questions. Finally, you will become part of a forum that highly appreciates any initiative you might wish to launch in order to further improve its concept.

Contact

Gesellschaft für Signaltransduktion e.V. c/o Prof. Dr. Detlef Neumann Institute of Pharmacology (OE 5320) Medical School Hannover Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1 30625 Hannover, Germany P: +49 511 532-4082 F: +49 511 532-4081 M: dn@sigtrans.de

Council

Ingo Schmitz

President

Ruhr University Bochum Institute of Molecular Immunology ZKF2 Universitätsstr. 150 44801 Bochum, Germany

Klaudia Giehl

President elect

Justus Liebig University Gießen Signaltransduction of Cellular Motility (Medical Clinic V) Science Unit for Basic and Clinical Medicine Aulweg 128 - ForMed 35392 Gießen, Germany

Katharina Hieke-Kubatzky

Past President

Heidelberg University Hospital Medical Microbiology and Hygiene Department of Infectious Diseases Im Neuenheimer Feld 324 69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Detlef Neumann

Secretary

Hannover Medical School Institute of Pharmacology Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1 30625 Hannover, Germany

Advisory Board

Friederike Berberich-Siebelt

Julius-Maximilians-Universität of Würzburg Institute of Pathology Josef-Schneider-Str. 2 97080 Würzburg, Germany

Arnd Kieser

Helmholtz Zentrum München German Research Center for Environmental Health Research Unit Gene Vectors Marchioninistr. 25 81377 München, Germany

Alexandra Koch

Hannover Medical School Institute of Cell Biochemistry Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1 30625 Hannover, Germany

Marcus Lettau

University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel Institute of Immunology Arnold-Heller-Str. 3 24105 Kiel, Germany

Jonathan Lindquist

Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg Experimental Nephrology Leipziger Str. 44 39120 Magdeburg, Germany

Norbert Reiling

Research Center Borstel Microbial Interface Biology Parkallee 22 23845 Borstel, Germany

Bastian Schirmer

Hannover Medical School Institute of Pharmacology Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1 30625 Hannover, Germany

The STS Honorary Members

Prof. Ottmar Janssen Honorary Member since 2018

Prof. Karlheinz Friedrich Honorary Member since 2017

Prof. Ralf Hass Honorary Member since 2016


Merited scientists, who demonstrated particular dedication to the STS by serving as members of the society’s council or advisory board, may be recommended to become a STS Honorary Member. Upon approval of the recommendation by the council and the advisory board, the appointed STS Honorary Members have the same rights as ordinary STS members without their obligations. Moreover, Honorary Members are entitled to participate nonvoting at the STS council and advisory board meetings.

The chairmen of the study groups of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Immunologie (DGfI, Ottmar Janssen), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zellbiologie (DGZ, Ralf Hass) and Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie (GBM, Karlheinz Friedrich) arranged a new conference named Joint Meeting “Signal Transduction: Receptors, Mediators and Genes” which was held in Langen in November 1997. In 1998, the Gesellschaft für Signaltransduktion (GST) / Signal Transduction Society (STS) was founded by the three meeting organizers, with Ottmar Janssen being the Founding President and Ralf Hass and Karlheinz Friedrich the Vice Presidents. These three founders of the STS were the first to become STS Honorary Members.

Ottmar Janssen

  • STS Founding President

  • STS Council Member 1998–2017

  • Chair of the DGfI Study Group Signal Transduction 1995–2013

  • Coordinator of the DGfI Study Groups since 2012

Karlheinz Friedrich

  • STS Founding Vice President

  • STS Council Member 1998–2012

  • STS Advisory Board Member 2013–2016

Ralf Hass

  • STS Founding Vice President

  • STS Council Member 1998–2015

  • Chair of the DGZ Study Group Signal Transduction since 1996

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Statutes and By-laws – Satzung

The Statutes and By-laws (“Satzung“) have last been updated to Version 4 in November 2017 and are available in full text as a PDF-File in German. The Signal Transduction Society is a non-profit incorporated society, registered at the Local Court Offenbach am Main with registry number 3700.

Data protection declaration- Datenschutzerklärung

The data protecion declaration of the STS has last been updated in May 2018 and is available in full text as a PDF-File in German.

An agreement form for data processing can be downloaded here

Join the STS – Membership Information

The annual membership fee is currently set at EUR 45 (25) for academic (student) members and EUR 125 for company memberships. This was decided in the yearly members assembly 1999. Membership fees will be invoiced in advance at the beginning of the year and exclusively handled via SEPA direct debit. Please refer to the Wikipedia article to check if your country is covered by the SEPA agreement.

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For an international membership, please inquire about payment options via eMail to info@sigtrans.de.