TATI - Tübingen Ageing and Tumour Immunology Group

The Tübingen Ageing and Tumour Immunology Group (TATI) conducts research in human immunosenescence, vaccination, tumor immunity, immunotherapy, Alzheimer disease, longevity, immunity and aging. Our expertise is in polychromatic flow cytometry, T cell cloning, confocal microscopy, proteomics, signal transduction, hypoxia, antigen identification, immune monitoring, cancer vaccination, influenza vaccination.

Recent Publications

Fülöp T, Herbein G, Cossarizza A, Witkowski JM, Frost E, Dupuis G, Pawelec G, Larbi A.

Cellular Senescence, Immunosenescence and HIV.

Interdiscip Top Gerontol Geriatr. 2017;42:28-46.  [Epub 2016 Nov 22]

Goldeck D, Larsen LA, Christiansen L, Christensen K, Hamprecht K, Pawelec G, Derhovanessian E.

Genetic Influence on the Peripheral Blood CD4+ T-cell Differentiation Status in CMV Infection.

J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016 Dec;71(12):1537-1543. Epub 2016 Jan 11.  [PubMed]

Speigl L, Janssen N, Weide B, Pawelec G, Shipp C.

Prognostic impact of the putative cancer stem cell markers ABCG2, CD133, ALDH1A1 and CD44V7/8 in metastatic melanoma.

Br J Dermatol. 2016 Nov 21.  [Epub ahead of print]

Pawelec G.

Are Lower Antibody Responses to Influenza Vaccination in Cytomegalovirus-Seropositive Older Adults the Result of Beta Adrenergic Blockade?

Brain Behav Immun. 2016 Nov 16. pii: S0889-1591(16)30518-9.  [Epub ahead of print]

Haq K, Fulop T, Tedder G, Gentleman B, Garneau H, Meneilly GS, Kleppinger A, Pawelec G, McElhaney JE.

Cytomegalovirus Seropositivity Predicts a Decline in the T Cell But Not the Antibody Response to Influenza in Vaccinated Older Adults Independent of Type 2 Diabetes Status.

J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016 Oct 27. pii: glw216.  [Epub ahead of print]

There is a complete list of the publication since 2012 of the TATI Group on the website.

Recent and Future Activities

Sep 30-Oct 1, 2016: "Adult Vaccines European Futuring Collaborative" , organized by Pfizer in Zurich (SUI).

Interview with Prof. Pawelec  [Video].

Aug 2, 2016: Kilian Wistuba-Hamprecht after the defence of his thesis.

Prof. Pawelec  put the hat on Kilian, while Prof. Rammensee was looking on with friends and colleagues.

Jun 16-19, 2016: Graham Pawelec was a speaker at the Regulatory Myeloid Suppressor Cells Conference in in Philadelphia, PA (USA).

Announcement of the MDSC Conference.
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Future Activities

G. Pawelec will be attending the following meetings in 2016:

(last update November 18, 2016)


Sudbury, Ontario  (presentations on cancer and ageing at the HSNRI)


Winchester  (PIVAC 16, Co-organiser)


Nottingham  (Visiting Professor lecture)


Warsaw  (speaking at ECB10 meeting The Future of Ageing)


Cavtat, Dubrovnik  (speaking at the Cell Fate Diversity in Aging meeting)


Siena  (NIBIT)


Montreal  (speaking at Biology of Aging: Paving the Way for Healthy Aging)


Boston  (AACR Tumor Immunology meeting)


National Harbor  (Organising a session at SITC)




New Orleans  (presenting in a Symposium at the GSA "Human CMV infection,    immunosenescence, HIV and intervention" and chairing the session "Physiological and immune processes in aging")



Naples  (co-chairing the session "Immunotherapy beyond melanoma" at the Immunotherapy Bridge



Liverpool  (co-organising the session "Innovative strategies in the immunotherapy of cancer" at the joint BSI/Dutch Immunol Soc meeting)




Athens  (chairing a session Advances in Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy and presenting "Antigen-specific T cells, MDSCs and survival in melanoma and breast cancer") 

G. Pawelec will be attending the following meetings in 2017:

(last update November 18, 2016) 



Orlando (co-chairing the session "Exploiting Viruses and Bacteria for Cancer Therapy" at the ASCO-SITC joint cancer immunotherapy meeting) 

1.-5.4.  Washington DC (attending AACR Annual Meeting)

Prague (Keynote at CITIM)


Rome (speaking at Hematologic Diseases in the Elderly)


Barcelona (speaking at the EHA meeting)


Co-organiser of the Satellite Symposium on “Aging of the Immune System”


Washington DC (attending the AAI Annual Congress)


Paris (presenting at NICIS)


Chicago (attending FOCIS)



 Madrid (presenting ""A Clinical And Biological Perspective Of Human

 Myeloid-derived Suppressor cells in cancer" at the 22nd EHA conference)


 Exeter (presenting at the BSRA annual meeting) 


San Francisco (co-organising a session at the IAGG Conference)  


Loutraki, Greece (PIVAC 17)


Athens (presenting at “Molecular Aspects of Aging and Longevity”)

G. Pawelec will be attending the following meetings in 2018:

(last update November 18, 2016)



Austin, TX (co-organizer of the Keystone Symposium "Aging, Inflammation and  Immunity")


You can find a complete list of  recent activites  or  previous activities  on this website.