REBIRTH Members

Ganser, Arnold

Ganser, Arnold, Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Haematology and Oncology

Hannover Medical School
Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1
30625 Hannover

Ganser.Arnold(at)mh-hannover.de

Biography / About

Date of Birth:June, 1954

Education:

1972 – 1979Medical student at Aachen (Germany), Glasgow (Scotland)
05/1979State examination in Medicine (RWTH Aachen), Dr. med. (MD)

Academic appointments and Research posts:

1979State license (Approbation), Düsseldorf
1979 – 1981Registrar at Bundeswehrzentralkrankenhaus Koblenz (Germany), Dept. of Surgery
03/1981 – 07/1982Research Assistant at the Dept. of Clinical Physiology of the University of Ulm with Prof. Fliedner (Germany)
08/1982 – 09/1984Research Assistant at the Dept. of Internal Medicine ||| of the University of Ulm with Prof. Heimpel
10/1984 – 03/1995Research Assistant and Fellow at the Department of Hematology / Oncology of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe – University Frankfurt am Main (Germany) with Prof. Hoelzer
Since 1995Full Professor of Medicine and Director of the Department of Hematology, Hemostasis, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation at Hannover Medical School (MHH), Germany; board certified for “Laboratory Methods in Internal Medicine”

Other professional activities:

1995 – 1998,
2000 – 2006
Member of the Scientific Council of the German Society of Hematology and Oncology
Since 1998Member of the Editorial Board of the “International Journal of Hematology”
Since 1999Member of the Board of Directors of the German Leukemia Network
Since 2000Speaker of the German MDS Study Group
2001 – 2003,
2005 – 2009
Member of the Senate, Hannover Medical School (MHH)
2003 – 2005Member of the Hospital Conference, MHH
Since 2004Editor-in-Chief of “Annals of Hematology”
2004 – 2011Board member of the International Members Committee of the American Society of Hematology
2004 – 2009Member of the Scientific Board of the Landsteiner Foundation, Amsterdam
Since 2005Member of the Transfusion Committee of the Deutche Bundesärztekammer
Since 2007Co-Chairman of the German-Austrian Acute Myeloid Leukemia Study Group (AMLSG) (together with Prof. H. Doehner, Ulm University, Germany)
2008 – 2011Chair of the International Members Committee of the American Society of Hematology
2008 – 2011Member of the Executive Committee of the American Society of Hematology
Since 2011Co-Chair of the Consortium Acute Leukemia of the American Society “Society of Hematology” (together with Prof. Nancy Berliner, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston)
Since 2011Member of the External Advisory Board of the Leukemia Section of the Swiss Cooperative Group of Cancer Research
Since 2011Mentor of the German National Merit Foundation
Since 2012Board member of the Nomination Committee of the American Society of Hematology
2012 – 2017External Advisory Board member of the Helmholtz Alliance-Preclinical Comprehensive Cancer Center
Since 2012Member of the committee “Early Detection of Cancer” of the German Cancer Aid (Deutsche Krebshilfe)
Since 2016Board member of the Education Committee of the European Haematoloogy Association

Awards and Prizes:

1974 - 1979Scholar of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German National Merit Foundation)
1988Arthur – Pappenheim – Prize of the German Society for Hematology and Oncology
1992Cancer Award of the Cancer Society of Hessen
2007Cooperation Award of Lower Saxony
2014Thomson Reuters “Highly Cited Researcher” (Top 1% in the field)

Other Scientific Functions:

Reviewer/adviser for Wissenschaftsrat, Deutche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bundesministerium für Bildung unf Forschung (BMBF), Deutche Krebshilfe, Sander Foundation, Fresenius Foundation, Jose-Carreras Foundation, Österreichischer Nationalfond, Landsteiner Foundation, Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

Membership in Scientific Societies:

American Society of Hematology, European Haematology Association, European Blood and Marrow Transplantation Group (EBMT), International Association for Comparative Leukemia Research and Related Disorders, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Internistische Onkologie, Deutsche Arveitgemeinschaft für Gentherapie, Deutsche Arbeitgemeinschaft für Knochenmark- und Blutstammzelltransplantation, Deutche Gesellschaft für Hämatologie und Onkologie, Deutche Gesellschaft für Innere Medizin, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Naturforscher und Ärzte, Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft, Gesellschaft für Thrombose- und Hämastaseforschung.

Selected Publications:

  1. Ravens S, Schultze-Florey C, Raha S, Sandrock I, Drenker M, Oberdörfer L, Reinhardt A, Ravens I, Beck M, Geffers R, von Kaisenberg C, Heuser M, Thol F, Ganser A, Förster R, Koenecke C, Prinz I. Human γδ T cells are quickly reconstituted after stem-cell transplantation and show adaptive clonal expansion in response to viral infection. Nat Immunol. 2017 Apr;18(4):393-401.
  2. de Witte T, Bowen D, Robin M, Malcovati L, Niederwieser D, Yakoub-Agha I, Mufti GJ, Fenaux P, Sanz G, Martino R, Alessandrino EP, Onida F, Symeonidis A, Passweg J, Kobbe G, Ganser A, Platzbecker U, Finke J, van Gelder M, van de Loosdrecht AA, Ljungman P, Stauder R, Volin L, Deeg HJ, Cutler C, Saber W, Champlin R, Giralt S, Anasetti C, Kröger N. Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for MDS and CMML: recommendations from an international expert panel. Blood. 2017 Mar 30;129(13):1753-1762.
  3. Gerstung M, Papaemmanuil E, Martincorena I, Bullinger L, Gaidzik VI, Paschka P, Heuser M, Thol F, Bolli N, Ganly P, Ganser A, McDermott U, Döhner K, Schlenk RF, Döhner H, Campbell PJ. Precision oncology for acute myeloid leukemia using a knowledge bank approach. Nat Genet. 2017 Mar;49(3):332-340.
  4. Thol F, Klesse S, Köhler L, Gabdoulline R, Kloos A, Liebich A, Wichmann M, Chaturvedi A, Fabisch J, Gaidzik VI, Paschka P, Bullinger L, Bug G, Serve H, Göhring G, Schlegelberger B, Lübbert M, Kirchner H, Wattad M, Kraemer D, Hertenstein B, Heil G, Fiedler W, Krauter J, Schlenk RF, Döhner K, Döhner H, Ganser A, Heuser M. Acute myeloid leukemia derived from lympho-myeloid clonal hematopoiesis. Leukemia. 2017 Jan 3.
  5. Papaemmanuil E, Gerstung M, Bullinger L, Gaidzik VI, Paschka P, Roberts ND, Potter NE, Heuser M, Thol F, Bolli N, Gundem G, Van Loo P, Martincorena I, Ganly P, Mudie L, McLaren S, O'Meara S, Raine K, Jones DR, Teague JW, Butler AP, Greaves MF, Ganser A, Döhner K, Schlenk RF, Döhner H, Campbell PJ. Genomic Classification and Prognosis in Acute Myeloid Leukemia. N Engl J Med. 2016 Jun 9;374(23):2209-21.
  6. Madan V, Kanojia D, Li J, Okamoto R, Sato-Otsubo A, Kohlmann A, Sanada M, Grossmann V, Sundaresan J, Shiraishi Y, Miyano S, Thol F, Ganser A, Yang H, Haferlach T, Ogawa S, Koeffler HP. Aberrant splicing of U12-type introns is the hallmark of ZRSR2 mutant myelodysplastic syndrome. Nat Commun. 2015 Jan 14;6:6042.
  7. Damm F, Markus B, Thol F, Morgan M, Göhring G, Schlegelberger B, Krauter J, Heuser M, Bernard OA, Ganser A. TET2 mutations in cytogenetically normal acute myeloid leukemia: clinical implications and evolutionary patterns. Genes Chromosomes Cancer. 2014 Oct;53(10):824-32.
  8. Salguero G, Daenthanasanmak A, Münz C, Raykova A, Guzmán CA, Riese P, Figueiredo C, Länger F, Schneider A, Macke L, Sundarasetty BS, Witte T, Ganser A, Stripecke R. Dendritic cell-mediated immune humanization of mice: implications for allogeneic and xenogeneic stem cell transplantation. J Immunol. 2014 May 15;192(10):4636-47.
  9. Weissinger EM, Metzger J, Dobbelstein C, Wolff D, Schleuning M, Kuzmina Z, Greinix H, Dickinson AM, Mullen W, Kreipe H, Hamwi I, Morgan M, Krons A, Tchebotarenko I, Ihlenburg-Schwarz D, Dammann E, Collin M, Ehrlich S, Diedrich H, Stadler M, Eder M, Holler E, Mischak H, Krauter J, Ganser A. Proteomic peptide profiling for preemptive diagnosis of acute graft-versus-host disease after allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Leukemia. 2014 Apr;28(4):842-52.
  10. Lo-Coco F, Avvisati G, Vignetti M, Thiede C, Orlando SM, Iacobelli S, Ferrara F, Fazi P, Cicconi L, Di Bona E, Specchia G, Sica S, Divona M, Levis A, Fiedler W, Cerqui E, Breccia M, Fioritoni G, Salih HR, Cazzola M, Melillo L, Carella AM, Brandts CH, Morra E, von Lilienfeld-Toal M, Hertenstein B, Wattad M, Lübbert M, Hänel M, Schmitz N, Link H, Kropp MG, Rambaldi A, La Nasa G, Luppi M, Ciceri F, Finizio O, Venditti A, Fabbiano F, Döhner K, Sauer M, Ganser A, Amadori S, Mandelli F, Döhner H, Ehninger G, Schlenk RF, Platzbecker U; Gruppo Italiano Malattie Ematologiche dell'Adulto.; German-Austrian Acute Myeloid Leukemia Study Group.; Study Alliance Leukemia.. Retinoic acid and arsenic trioxide for acute promyelocytic leukemia. N Engl J Med. 2013 Jul 11;369(2):111-21.


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