Dolores J. Schendel PhD
Prof Schendel completed her Ph.D. in Genetics at the University of Wisconsin, USA, followed by post-doctoral training in immunology at University College London, UK. She developed her interest in tumor immunology while working at the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research in New York. Since the 1970s, Prof. Dr. Dolores Schendel has been researching T cells and their abilities in immunotherapy and has accompanied the scientific and therapeutic turn of an era in this field. From 1998 - 2013, Prof Schendel was Director of the Institute of Molecular Immunology of the German Research Center for Environmental Health at the Helmholtz Center in Munich. Following this, she founded the Trianta Immunotherapies GmbH (today "Medigene Immunotherapies GmbH). With the acquisition by Medigene in 2014, Dolores Schendel became Chief Scientific Officer and, in 2016, also the CEO of the company.