Making Gene Therapy a Clinical Reality, annual meeting of the DG-GT

Herrenhausen Palace, Hannover
23-25 March 2022

in collaboration  with 

Registration starts 5 December 2021
Abstract deadline 1 February 2022 
Abstract notifications 1 March 2022


    Early bird to 10 Feb          From 11 Feb     
DG-GT member €250 €300
DG-GT Student member €150 €175
Non-member €350 €400
Student non-member €250 €300
Industry - registration by company    €500 €600

A Certificate of Attendance and a Certificate of Presentation (where applicable) will be available in your 'Congress Materials' in your online DG-GT account after the event.  

Cancellations and Substitutions
Cancellations and refunds are subject to the following cancellation policy:

  • For cancellations received by 31 January: 70% refund will be processed
  • For cancellations received by 15 February: 50% refund will be processed
  • For cancellations received by 28 February: 20% refund will be processed
  • For cancellations received after 28 February: NO REFUND will be processed 

Refund/cancellation requests must be sent in writing. Where possible refunds will be processed within 3 weeks of receipt; however, based on timing and congress workload, refunds may not be processed until after the congress.
In the case of cancellation where a delegate wishes to move their registration to a colleague; please request this in writing with Membership cannot be transferred and if the registration was for a DG-GT member, the colleague the registration is transferred to will need to purchase the relevant membership if they are not already a member. Refunds for differing registration fees will not be given.

5 reasons to register for DG-GT events

Be exposed to the the latest developments in this fast-moving field

Learning about the advances and breakthroughs in labs around the world can translate to new approaches for your own lab's work that you may not think to explore without this exposure. The DG-GT meeting is the best place to gain an in-depth perspective of the field.

Investigate potential opportunities for collaborations or develop relationships with other organisations on behalf of your research team
The DG-GT meeting provides ample opportunity to meet with attendees with similar interests.

Present your work to a highly relevant and supportive audience
Attendees who present at the DG-GT meeting receive excellent exposure and feedback for their work and their lab.

Bring information and training back to the lab
Findings presented at the DG-GT meeting can be shared with other lab and team members to extend the benefits of attending to your entire research group.

Learn about the newest data and tools from the poster sessions and the exhibition
Labs save time and money by improving their research methods. New tools and technologies are unveiled to attendees of the DG-GT meeting.


Hannover Registration information

Herrenhausen Palace

 History of the dukes and kings

In the 19th century Herrenhausen Palace was the summer residence of the royal house of Hanover. However, the history of the Palace begins much earlier. In 1636 the Duke of Calenberg had a so-called "Vorwerk" built in Herrenhausen. From here, the residential city of Hanover was supplied with agricultural products. From 1674 the summer residence was extended. In 1680 Duke Ernst August took over the government. His political ambitions required the corresponding representative architectural "accompaniment": the construction of a palace. He drew up the plans himself in 1690. The centrepiece was a central building flanked by four symmetrically arranged buildings. The construction work ended abruptly with his death in 1697. In the same year, Princess Sophie initiated the expansion of the baroque gardens, designed by Martin Charbonnier. In 1704 the castle was repaired and the main features have been preserved to this day.

From 1714, the Electorate of Hanover and Great Britain were linked in personal union. The princes of Hanover resided in Great Britain as kings, but often spent the summer at Herrenhausen Palace. The Palace and gardens were therefore carefully maintained. The seven-year-old War put an abrupt end to it.
The maintenance of the Palace was reduced to a minimum until Hanover was declared a kingdom in 1814. In 1819, the palace building was redesigned in the classicist style by court administrator Georg Friedrich Ludwig Laves. In 1943 the Palace was completely destroyed. Only the large flight of steps was preserved.

In 2009/2010 the "Renaissance" of the Palace started with the architectural competition for the reconstruction and at the beginning of 2013, the new Palace was put into operation.

By Public transport

Tram line 4 or 5
Bus route 136
to stop Herrenhäuser Gärten

By Road

On the north-south axis via A7/A352/A2
On the east-west axis via the A2
Exit Herrenhausen/B6 direction Zentrum.


Hannover Herrenhausen Palace & how to get there

DG-GT sponsorship 

We can offer a variety of opportunities for sponsoring DG-GT; full details can be found in our Sponsorship Prospectus.

As a sponsor you are entitled to complimentary registrations to the congress; please refer to your partnership agreement and your invoice for discount and voucher codes. To register, please update your membership if needed, and register via the website. Closer to the event, you will receive a Sponsoirship Manual with information on exhibition booths, shipments etc. For any questions relating to potential or existing packages, please contact us on

Bespoke packages

We can be flexible and are more than happy to talk with you about ways in which we can develop a mutually beneficial partnership if none of the standard packages suit your needs.

If you would like to discuss the options offered or how we might tailor these options to best meet your particular needs, please don't hesitate to contact Gaëlle on

Hannover Sponsor information

Abstracts submission guidelines

Part of the programme is dedicated to selected abstracts to ensure that the best and most current research is presented. A large panel of international moderators reviews the submitted abstracts so that every abstract receives at least 3 reviewer scores.

Abstract submission guidelines: Make sure your abstract is submitted on time and in the right format by following these simple steps:

1: Your abstract should be no more than 250 words in length and should be in English.

2: Keep your title concise and informative and only use capital letters for the beginning of a sentence or for an acronym/name. Do not use CAPITAL LETTERS for your entire title.

3: List all authors’ names in full and it is compulsory to identify a presenting author. Please note that the email address supplied when you submit your abstract will be used for all correspondence pertaining to the abstract.

4: Addresses should be in the following format: Group, Department/Institute, Organisation, Town/City, Postcode/Zip, Country

5: Do not include acknowledgements in your abstracts – these will be included in your word count.

6: Select the subject area that best fits your abstract as this is a guide for reviewer allocation.

7: Please ensure that the email provided when submitting the abstract will still be valid a couple of months before the event as we will need to contact you about the outcome of your submission.

Poster guidelines

Posters should be made in a single A0 size (841mm wide x 1189mm high), portrait orientation. If your poster does not match these dimensions we cannot guarantee that it will fit the poster boards. Each poster will be allocated a number with your notification that you must bring with you.

What happens after you have submitted?

Your abstract will be sent for review and you will be notified of the outcome by email a few weeks before the congress. Please note the notification email will be sent to the email given when you submitted your abstract. If you have not received notification by early March, please contact the DG-GT office immediately.

Hannover Abstract submission information



LOC - Local Organising Committee
Hildegard Büning, Hannover Medical School
Tobias Cantz, Hannover Medical School 
Boris Fehse, University of Hamburg
Melanie Galla, Hannover Medical School 
Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner, Hannover Medical School 
Ulrike Köhl, Fraunhôfer Institute, Leipzig
Thomas Moritz, Hannover Medical School 
Michael Ott, Hannover Medical School 
Martin Sauer, Hannover Medical School 
Axel Schambach, Hannover Medical School 
Thomas Thum, Hannover Medical School 

Katja Ebeling, VW Foundation
Mareike Rüssmann, VW Foundation


Hannover Meeting organisers