About us

ITERA Life – Sciences Forum has been founded in 2004 based on the experience in networking of the founder and actual chairman.


ITERA Life – Sciences Forum is a unique and open organisation based on the principles of networking in which young and senior researchers in the field of sciences, physic, medicine, biology, physiology, pharmacology, bio-engineering and engineering are welcome and are participating members.


ITERA Life – Sciences Forum has created this networking to chare the knowledge of the academic world with the knowledge of small and middle sized enterprises (SME's), with the aim to participate in the Framework programs of the European Union.




Albert Ramon


As President of ITERA I received the UNESCO recognition of the International Code of Ethics, presented by the UNESCO Chair of BioEthics and Human Rights Prof Dr Alberto Garcia Gomez (21 November 2011)


Awarded with the “Otto Meyerhof Price 2010-2013” in Neuss, Germany Otto Meyerhof (Nobel Price 1922)


Invited by the The University of Queensland Australia to participate on the Comparative Study of Processses, Systems and Regulations in Manufacturing and Application of Stem Cells and other Cell Therapies

Invited Guest lector at the Theodor Bilhartz Institute Cairo-Egypt

Member of different Scientific Societies BASL, IPLASS, GSZ , ISHD

Elected as member of the Advisory Board of Directors Unithink (DOMO-group)

Invited as ITERA Chairman at the World Congress TERMIS in Vienna 2012 (Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society)

Consultant of Immunologic and Infectious Diseases, at the University Hospital of Antwerp, dept. Gastroenterohepatology headed by Prof. Dr. P. Pelckmans, and Prof. Dr. P. Michielsen

Nanotechnology in Medicine, R&D Project in cooperation with WFUBMC, ITERM, Vision4 Life-Sciences, and ECMTA.

Guest lector at the Baptist Wake Forest University, Institute for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Founding member of ITERM ( Institute of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine) at Lukas Hospital Neuss, Germany

CMO Unithink – (Chief Medical Officer)

Organizer of the 4th Symposium ITERA. The theme of this year‟s workshop is “Stem Cells: From the basic research to the pre-clinical and clinical applications”.

Invited speaker on the C.E. Alken-Preisträger Mannheim.

Study Project: Optimization and application of a nanotechnology based amplification technique for visualizing various biomolecules. Prof. Marc Ramael, Prof. Dr. A. Ramon

Organizer of the 3rd Symposium ITERA, Theme 3rd symposium: “Stem Cells from the cord-blood, cord and placenta; scientific approaches, pre-clinical and clinical applications.”

Founder and CEO Vision4 Life-Sciences, Think tank for Innovative Applications in Pharma- and Biotech Industries.

Co-investigator for 8 Projects submitted for the EU Frame Works, 3 projects awarded.

ITERA members participated in HEPADIB – HYPERLAB

Organizer of the 2nd ITERAsymposium, Research Project Hepatic Cells, Isolation, differentiation, characterization and functional properties. Project leader A. Ramon

Organizer of the 1st ITERA symposium Result ITERA workshops, EU project CRYSTAL, Cryo-banking of Stem Cells for Human Therapeutic AppLication or CRYSTAL. Leading Prof. Dr. Hesschler, (Univ. Cologne in 5 EU Universities and one SME Cryo-Save. European‟s largest Private Family Stem Cell Bank)

Co-Founder of ECMTA (European Centre of Medical and Technical Applications), Director Dr. A. Jung and Mss. Dr. Jung Paul Schalluckstrasse 8, 50939 Köln

Founder und Initiator European Centre of Imaging and Biometry ECIMB Leuven, Belgium Training Centre for diagnostic Radiology

Founder, Initiator and Chairman ITERA (International Tissue Engineering Research Association)

Invited guest lector Stem Cell Institute Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A (December 2004)

Co-Investigator in COOP 2004-512855: Project New Vaccination Therapies for Lung Cancer

Research & Development of the – RIDIS – system (Real Intelligent Data Informatics System). Product Cooperation with „ZeitControl – Minden‟ and Unithink, A Platform for individual clinical data.

AIMO Coordinator and partner in “Design and Optimization of an RNA-modified Dendritic Cell Vaccine for Cancer”. Univ. Hospital Antwerp, UZA

Co-author. Molecular diagnosis and Lab-on-a-Strip.

Founder und Chairman AIMO – Organiser of different Workshops in Maastricht (AIMO = Autologous ImmunoModulated Onco-Vaccination therapy group)

Scientific advisor EUREGIO Biotechnology Park, University Maastricht, Drs. René Vleugels

Investigator and Research Collaboration Fibrosis Marker with Bayer AG Leverkussen Germany

Co-Author – Handbook Immunopathology of Liver Diseases: An Overview Diagnostic and Clinical Aspects. Authors: Prof. Dr. Krueger GRF, A. Ramon AMC

Guest editor InterVirology, International Journal. Novel Immunology Aspects of CMV-Related Diseases. Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Therapy

Elected member of the International Scientific Professionals (Who‟s WHO)

Co-organizer and speaker at the International Workshop on HSV infections, Kerkrade, Netherlands headed by Prof. Dr. Krueger GRF

Co-author Study Protocol on Cytokines in Obesity, – Are circulating cytokines playing a role in obesity. A CYTOB-pilot study. Headed by Prof. Dr. Van Gaal, University Hospital, Antwerp Dept. Endocrinology

Co investigator in a Benelux Hepatitis C study Protocol.

Consultant Dept of Microbiology at the University of Maastricht. Investigator CMV – patent.

CMV Patent, Co-author: Human Cytomegalovirus Antigen and its use (Triple Antigen) n° 5.800.952

Chairman and speaker ELAS meeting Brussels. Cytokines and Liver diseases, New Biomarkers. Hypothesis as novel Biomarkers in Liver dieases. (European Ligand Assay Society)

Genzyme, Virotech Award, Award for the Contribution in R&D and QCM of different projects

Organon Teknika Award (AKZO Nobel Award 1992): Partner in Research and Development

Co-author of Clinical Study of Psychoneuro-Immunological and Endocrine Network Regulation of Growth and Metastasis in Human Breast Cancer Patients. Project Officer: Prof. Dr. GRF Krueger

Invited guest-lector at the University of Houston – Medical School.

Invited guest lector : “Lyme Project” at the Gustav Liebig University, Prof. Dr. Wellensiek

Co-founder International Institute of Immunopathology, Köln, (USA, Japan, Mexico) Director Prof. Dr. GRF Krueger

Co-investigator in an EU Frame Work Project n° 86400465DE07PUJU1. Pathogenesis of Malignant Lymphomas Epidemiology Immunopathology and Virology studies in prelymphomatous conditions (incl. AIDS) and in malignant lymphomas. Director Prof. Dr. GRF Krueger

Co-investigator in a Clinical Trial, International IVIG Study protocol in ARC (Aids Related Complex) – Prof. Dr. Krueger GRF, (visiting Fellow – Prof. Dr. Gallo)

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Composition of the Board of Directors and the Scientific, Medical, Ethics and Legal Advisory Committees

ITERA Life – Sciences Forum has a Board of Directors, a Scientific and Medical Committee and is advised by a Legal and Ethical Committee.

The founder of ITERA Life-Sciences Forum was elected as president for a period of five years. The president has been in his past career co-investigator in the IVIG, AIDS project 1984-1987 and was Vice-President of the former International Institute of Immunopathology during the period 1987 till 1992.

In 1992 he received the Organon Teknika AKZO Award “Partner in Research”. In 1999 he established the AIMO (Autologous Immune Modulated Onco-Vaccination) research group from which an international collaboration has been developed to steer the vaccination against cancer.

He has been awarded by WHO’s is WHO and holder of a CMV patent for vaccination and diagnostic purposes.

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