Personalised Immunotherapy in Sepsis:
a precision medicine approach

ImmunoSep prepares for its final stretch in Jena

The ImmunoSep partners met on 08 and 09 June for its 3rd Progress meeting, kindly hosted by the Jena University Hospital. The meeting venue at the 29th floor of the Scala tower provided a breathtaking view over the roofs of Jena but participants were also excited about discussing the prospects for the final phase of the ImmunoSep project.

As many other projects in the medical field, the ImmunoSep Clinical trial was impacted by the COVID-19 restrictions resulting in the need to extend the original project timeframe. The leader of the trial, Evangelos Giamarellos-Bourboulis, was thus all the more pleased to report about the good progress made in the patient enrolment during the past year, with 176 patients enrolled so far.

With the ImmunoSep trial running smoothly now, another focus of the meeting were the plans for analysing the data once it is available and the necessary steps in the coming months to achieve the targeted project results.

The first day concluded with scientific presentations from Marleen Slim, Evangelos Giamarellos, Nikolaos Antonakos, Niels van Mourik, and Estelle Peronnet. These presentations shed light on diverse research endeavors, including personalized immunotherapy in sepsis and precision immunotherapy for Clostridiodes difficile.

In the evening, Michael Bauer, from Jena University Hospital, provided the project partners with an engaging and highly appreciated guided tour through Jena.

Also Day 2 of the ImmunoSep project meeting in Jena was filled with productive discussions and updates. The partners received insights into Systems Biology and theranostics integration, explored studies on immunotherapy implementation, and engaged in crucial project management and dissemination discussions.

Last but not least, the partners agreed to meet again in Kalamata, Greece towards the end of the project and members are looking forward to share results not only internally at that time but also as part of an international sepsis conference. Watch out for more information on this event in due time here!

Our sincerest thanks go to the Jena University Hospital team for their great hosting and support, which played a pivotal role in ensuring the success and smooth execution of the meeting.