Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne

34th Ernst Klenk Symposium in Molecular Medicine

Klenk Symposium 2018 - Poster Presentation and Poster Awards

During the poster presentation over 80 posters were presented

  • Research Area A: Nuclear architecture and chromatin remodeling (Poster A01 - A 13)
  • Research Area B: Phase separation in transcriptional regulation (Poster B01)
  • Research Area C: Transcriptional and posttranscriptional control (Poster C01 - C26)
  • Research Area D: Epigenetic strategies for therapeutic intervention (Poster D01 - D17)
  • Research Area E: Regulation of development and disease (Poster E01 - E30)

The poster track is intended as a forum that provides an opportunity for the authors to present original research results and to promote scientific interaction. Many thanks to all participants for their poster contribution to share their novel and exciting ongoing state-of-the-art research with all participants.

VBiO supports Klenk Poster Awards 2018

We are honored to announce that the organisation "Verband Biologie, Biowissenschaften und Biomedizin (VBio)" contributes to the Klenk Poster Awards 2018.

VBIO is Germany’s largest association for life sciences. It combines about 35 000 members which represent individual members, life science organisations, companies and other institutions. VBIO aims to be a strong, unifying voice for scientists, teachers, schools, universities, industries, administrations, research institutions and free-lancers. For further information, please visit:

CMMC Klenk Symposium Poster Award 2018

The Poster Evaluation Committee honored the three best posters presented at the Klenk Poster Sessions 2018
and acknowledged two contributions from Cologne:

Alexandra Despang - Berlin, DE

A 03 - TAD structures are dispensable for developmental gene regulation but disruptive when reconfigured

A. Despang1,2 - S. Ali1,2 - M. Franke1,2,* - R. Schoepflin1,2 - A. Stiege1 - C. Paliou1,2 - S. Mundlos1,2 - D. M. Ibrahim1,2- 1Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, DE - 2Institute for Medical and Human Genetics, Charité Univ. Hospital, Berlin, DE
*present: Centro Andaluz de Biología del Desarrollo (CABD), Sevilla, ES

Benjamin Hernández-Rodríguez - Münster, DE

A 07 - Zebrafish 3D chromatin maps reveal conserved principles of chromatin organisation throughout vertebrates

N. Díaz1 - B. Hernández-Rodríguez1 - K. Kruse1 - N. Machnik1 - A. J. Nash2,3 - B. Lenhard2,3 - J. M. Vaquerizas1
1Max Planck Group of Regulatory Genomics, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, Münster, DE- 2Computational Regulatory Genomics Group, MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences, UK- 3Institute of Clinical Sciences, Imperial College London, UUK

Majid P. Kakhki - Stockholm, SE

D 10 - Epigenetic studies may open promising insights into multiple sclerosis progression

M. P. Kakhki1 - L. Kular1 - Y. Liu2 - T. James1 - A. Gyllenberg1 - I. Kockum1 - M. Jagodic11
Dept. of Clinical Neuroscience, Center for Molecular Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska Univ. Hospital, SE - 2Key Laboratory of Metabolism and Molecular Medicine, Ministry of Education and Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Fudan Univ. Shanghai Medical College, CN


The acknowledged contributions from Cologne:

Till Baar - Cologne. DE

C 04 - Towards in vivo, cell type-specific RNA expression profiling

T. Baar1 - M. Ignarski2 - S. Duemcke1 - I. Helmuth3 - J. Hertler3 - Mark Helm3 - R. Mueller2 - A. Tresch1
1Institute of Medical Statistics and Computational Biology IMSB and 2Dept. II of Internal Medicine and Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne - Univ. of Cologne, Germany -  3Institute of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Johannes Gutenberg-Univ. Mainz, Germany

Magdalena Laugsch - Cologne, DE

E 13 - Modelling the pathological long-range regulatory effects of structural variation in the neural crest with patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells

M. Laugsch1,9 - M. Bartusel1 - H. Alirzayeva1 - A. Karaolidou1 - R. Rehimi1 - G. Crispatzu1 - M. Nikolic1 -
T. Bleckwehl1 - P. Kolovos2 - W. F.J. van Ijcken3 - T. Šarić4 - K. Koehler5 - P. Frommolt6 - K. Lachlan7,8 -
C. Schaaf9 - J. Baptista10,11 -  A. Rada-Iglesias1,6*
1Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC), Univ. of Cologne, DE - 2Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC), Univ. of Copenhagen, DK -  3Erasmus Med. Center, Univ. of Rotterdam, NL -  4Center for Physiology and Pathophysiology, Inst. for Neurophysiology, Univ. of Cologne, Cologne, DE - 5Dept. of Pediatrics, Univ. Clinic Carl Gustav Carus, TU Dresden, DE - 6Cluster of Excellence Cellular Stress Responses in Aging-Associated Diseases (CECAD) _ 7Human Genetics & Genomic Medicine, Univ. of Southampton, Southampton General Hospital, UK -  8Clinical Genetics Service, Univ. Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Princess Anne Hospital, UK - 9Institute of Human Genetics, Univ. of Cologne, DE, 10Molecular Genetics Dept., Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, UK, 11Institute of Biomedical & Clinical Science, Univ. of Exeter Medical School, UK
*present: Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria (IBBTEC), Univ. of Cantabria, Spain

Poster Evaluation Committee - Klenk Symposium 2018

The Poster Evaluation Committee (PEC) judged posters on the scientific content with a focus on originality, potential impact/importance of the topic, novelty and relevance.
The PEC decided to award the five most outstanding poster contributions with 250,- Euro to the first author and with book voucher (75,- Euro) for the two awardees from Cologne.

Members of the Poster Evaluation Committee (PEC)
Michal Ruth Schweiger and Reinhard Büttner (Chairs)
Christina Grimm - Axel Hillmer - Michelle Hussong - Margarete Odenthal - Argyris Papantonis - Peter Tessarz-Aleksandra Trifunovic