What’s new about Tang lab

Conference


— Tang lab attended the  fifth CRI-CIMT-EATI-AACR International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference, Paris, France.

Conference


— Dr. Tang will give an invited talk at Cell Therapies and Bioengineering Conference.

Fellowship


— Yu is awarded prestigious EuroTechPostdoc Fellowship! Congratulations! He will develop novel vaccines in collaboration with Prof. Jurjen Tel’s group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).

Publication


— Yu and Yugang’s review paper entitled “Engineering cancer vaccines using stimuli-responsive biomaterials” is accepted in Nano Research. Congratulations!

Publication and media report


Our paper  about a smart nanogel backpack for enhanced T-cell immunotherapy is published in Nature Biotechnology and highlighted as a cover story of the August issue. Thank all the co-authors, editor and reviewers!

A News & Views article by Dr. Heslop is associated.

—The paper has been highlighted in many media reports: MIT NewsEPFL News, EurekAlert!, Phys.org, Nanowerk, My Science, eCancer, Health Canal, Medindia, Madrid, UPI.com, Science and Enterprise, Brinkwire, Sina, BioArt.

—Start-up company Torque based in Cambridge, Massacheusse, has licensed our patents, raised $25M, and has launched the clinical trial.

Grant


— We are awarded 2018 ERC starting grant (a 5-year grant) to explore a new area for physically modulating immune response for enhanced and safer cancer immunotherapy. Many thanks to ERC for the outstanding support!

https://actu.epfl.ch/news/prof-li-tang-gets-an-erc-starting-grant/

Talk


— Dr. Tang gave an invited talk at Miltenyi Biotec GmbH, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

Publication


— Yugang and Kewen’s review paper on cancer neoantigen vaccine is published in Frontiers in Immunology. Congratulations!

Award


— Prof. Tang has been selected as a 2018 Young Innovator in NanoBiotech by Nano Research (NR 45 under 45). Thanks to the editors and organizers for this great honor!

Talk


— Dr. Tang delivered an invited talk at the 24th Annual Meeting of the SSB+RM: Bioinspired Materials at the Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg.

Talk


— Dr. Tang presented our research at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Association for Cancer Immunotherapy (CIMT), Mainz, Germany.

Conference


—  Dr. Tang gave an invited talk at the Symposium SM02—Immune Modulatory Materials—From Design to Translational Applications, 2018 MRS Spring Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Thank Susan Thomas and Evan Scott for the opportunity!

 

Conference


—  Six Tang Lab members attended The Third CRI-CIMT-EATI-AACR International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference, Mainz, Germany. Yuqing and Lixia were selected to present their posters.  Thanks to all the organizers for the opportunity!Everyone in Tang Lab enjoyed the cutting-edge science and the beautiful city, Mainz!

Talk


— Dr. Tang gave an invited seminar on the Dendritic Cells Immunotherapy Day at Miltenyi Biotec GmbH, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. See the video here. Thanks to Dr. Andrzej Dzionek and other organizers for the invitation and the fantastic visit!

Talk


— Dr. Tang gave an invited talk at the Annual meeting of the PhD program in Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Geneva-Lausanne School of Pharmacy (EPGL), Zermatt, Switzerland. Thanks to the organizers, Dr. Carole Bourquin and Dr. Patrycja Nowak-Sliwinska for the opportunity!

Visitor


— Dr. Darrell Irvine from MIT visited our lab!

Talk


— Dr. Tang gave an invited talk at Department of Materials Science & Engineering at Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China. Thanks to Dr. Nana Zhao, and Dr. Fujian Xu for the invitation and the fantastic visit!

Talk


— Dr. Tang gave an invited talk at Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials at Soochow University, Suzhou, China. Thanks to Dr. Lichen Yin for the invitation and the fantastic visit!

Talk


— Dr. Tang gave an invited talk at the Faculty retreat of the Swiss Cancer Center Lausanne (SCCL). Thanks to the organizers for the opportunity!

Talk


— Dr. Tang gave an invited seminar at ETH Zürich. Thanks to Dr. Marcy Zenobi-Wong, and Dr. Martin Ehrbar, for the invitation and the fantastic visit!

Talk


— Dr. Tang delivered a presentation in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine at University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA, USA. Thanks to Dr. Kit Lam and Dr. Yuanpei Li for the invitation!

Talk


— Dr. Tang delivered a presentation in the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA. Thanks to Dr. Bo Wang for the invitation!

Conference


— Dr. Tang gave an invited talk at the symposium entitled “Biomaterials for Immunotherapy” during the 253rd American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting & Exposition, San Francisco, CA, USA. Dr. Tang also chaired a session on immunoengineering. Thanks to the organizers, Dr. Hao Cheng, Dr. Zhen Gu, and Dr. Darrell Irvine, for the opportunity!

Grant


— Our laboratory was awarded  a project grant from Novartis Foundation for medical-biological Research to target LIGHT to tumor for enhanced cancer immunotherapy. This is a collaborative project  with Dr. Yang-Xin Fu’s team at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Many thanks to Novartis Foundation for the support!

Grant


— Our laboratory was awarded  a 3-year grant from Fondation Pierre Mercier pour la science to design an innovative cancer vaccine for enhanced lymph node targeting and cross-presentation. Many thanks to the Fondation Pierre Mercier for the generous support!

Grant


— Our laboratory was awarded  a 4-year, CHF 715’444, project funding from Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) to support our research in immunoengineering through responsive nanoparticle drug delivery. Many thanks to SNSF for the ourstanding support!

First data


— Yuqing produced the 1st piece of data in our lab! Congratulations!

Grant


— Our laboratory was awarded  a EPFL-Biltema-ISREC grant to support our research in enhancing cancer immunotherapy using biomaterials. This is a collaborative project  with Dr. Coukos George’s team at Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Lausanne. Many thanks to Biltema and ISREC Foundations for the support!

First visitors


— Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Dr. Tatsuro Irimura, Dr. Kanjiro Miyata, Dr. Horacio Cabral and Hori from University of Tokyo visited our lab! They are our first visitors!

Opening of our lab


— The Tang laboratory (Laboratory of Biomaterials for Immunoengineering (LBI)) opened!