CIMT Lifetime Achievement Award

The CIMT Lifetime Achievement Award honors a European researcher who has significantly contributed to the advancement of cancer immunotherapy.

In 2017, the CIMT Awards Committee has chosen Cornelis Melief to be the first recipient of this biennial award that celebrates the dedication, ingenuity, and impactful success of a researcher who has dedicated his life’s work to finding immunological treatment options for cancer patients. Internationally recognized for his insights into the relationship between tumors and the immune system and for his clinical research and development of innovative cell therapies and therapeutic vaccines, Cornelis Melief has provided leadership for a generation of European scientists.

The 2nd CIMT Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented at the 2019 CIMT Annual Meeting.


CIMT Poster Awards

Each year, as part of the Annual Meeting, CIMT honors outstanding poster presentations of junior researchers with the CIMT Poster Awards

In 2018, the CIMT poster jury selected six young investigators for the quality of their research as well as their visual and oral data presentation.

Tumor Biology
Christof Smith, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Abstract #110

Improving Immunity
Daniel Baumann, German Cancer Research Center DKFZ
Abstract #175

Jonas Bochem, University Medical Center Tübingen
Abstract #034

Cellular Therapy
Julien Schmidt, University of Lausanne
Abstract #159

“TCR-pMHC 2D affinity and bond lifetime under force correlate with tumor-specific CD8 T cell responsiveness“

New Targets and New Leads
Chloe Chong, Ludwig Center for Cancer Research
Abstract #207

“Mass spectrometry-based antigen discovery expands the cancerimmunopeptidome”