Short CV/Education and training

  • 1995 – 2001
    MD, University of Vienna, Austria

  • 1999 – 2000
    Exchange program: BSc Immunology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

  • 2000
    Exchange program: ERASMUS, University of Bristol, UK

  • 2002 – 2005
    PhD Molecular Biology, University of Vienna, Austria

  • 2001 – 2007
    Clinical Training Immunology & Dermatology

  • 2010
    Clinical Training Immunology & Dermatology (Board certification Immunology)

  • 2008 – 2009
    PostDoc, Cancer Vaccine Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute / Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

  • Since 2010
    Junior Group Leader, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany

Selected publications

  • Grabowska AK & Riemer AB. The invisible enemy ? how human papillomaviruses avoid recognition and clearance by the host immune system. Open Virol J 2012, 6:249-56.

  • Riemer AB et al. A conserved E7-derived CTL epitope expressed on human papillomavirus-16 transformed HLA-A2+ human epithelial cancers. J Biol Chem 2010, 285(38): 29608-22.

  • Riemer AB et al. Active induction of tumor-specific IgE antibodies by oral mimotope vaccination. Cancer Res 2007, 67(7): 3406-11.

  • Riemer AB et al. Vaccination with cetuximab mimotopes and biological properties of induced anti-EGFR antibodies. J Natl Cancer Inst 2005, 97(22): 1663-70.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Epitope Identification

  • Vaccine Formulation

  • HPV and Inflammation

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Faculty Member of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Heidelberg,

  • and of the Major Cancer Biology, Faculty of Biosciences, University of Heidelberg

  • Young Academy of Sciences (Die Junge Akademie) of Germany. Elected member

  • Association for Cancer Immunotherapy (CIMT)

  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

  • International Papillomavirus Society

  • German Society for Immunology

  • Austrian Society for Allergology and Immunology

  • European Association of Allergology and Clinical Immunology

Additional qualifications

  • Board-Certified Clinical Specialist (Facharzt) Immunology, 2010


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