Moreover, MLL frequently hosts international research cooperation directly: For instance through exchange programs, our test procedures and data repositories, but also by allowing guest researchers to shadow the work of our facility and by sitting on national and international work groups.

We also support research institutions around the world to produce new insight in the field of leukemia diagnostics and emergence, as well as in the rollout of new procedures and applications for routine diagnostics in the facilities themselves.


Our research findings are published in international, peer-reviewed journals and feature in conference talks and lectures, as well as in poster presentations and at scientific events.

Enomoto Y, Kitaura J, Hatakeyama K, Watanuki J, Akasaka T, Kato N, Shimanuki M, Nishimura K, Takahashi M, Taniwaki M, Haferlach C, Siebert R, Dyer MJ, Asou N, Aburatani H, Nakakuma H, Kitamura T, Sonoki T. Eμ/miR-125b transgenic mice develop lethal B-cell malignancies. Leukemia. 2011;25(12):1849-56

Fabarius A, Leitner A, Hochhaus A, Müller M, Hanfstein B, Haferlach C, Göhring G, Schlegelberger B, Jotterand M, Reiter A, Jung-Munkwitz S, Proetel U, Schwaab J, Hofmann W, Schubert J, Einsele H, Ho A, Falge C, Kanz L, Neubauer A, Kneba M, Stegelmann F, Pfreundschuh M, Waller C, Spiekermann K, Baerlocher G, Lauseker M, Pfirrmann M, Hasford J, Saussele S, Hehlmann R. Impact of ACA at diagnosis on prognosis of CML: long-term observation from 1151 patients of the randomized CML Study IV. Blood. 2011;118(26):6760-6768.

Falini B, Martelli MP, Bolli N, Sportoletti P, Liso A, Tiacci E, Haferlach T. Acute myeloid leukemia with mutated nucleophosmin (NPM1): is it a distinct entity? Blood. 2011;117(4):1109-20.

Flach J, Dicker F, Schnittger S, Schindela S, Kohlmann A, Haferlach T, Kern W, Haferlach C. An accumulation of cytogenetic and molecular genetic events characterizes the progression from MDS to secondary AML: an analysis of 38 paired samples analyzed by cytogenetics, molecular mutation analysis and SNP microarray profiling. Leukemia. 2011;25(4):713-8.

Grossmann V, Kern W, Harbich S, Alpermann T, Jeromin S, Schnittger S, Haferlach C, Haferlach T, Kohlmann A. Prognostic relevance of RUNX1 mutations in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Haematologica. 2011;96(12):1874-7.

Grossmann V, Kohlmann A, Eder C, Haferlach C, Kern W, Cross NC, Haferlach T, Schnittger S. Leukemia. 2011. Molecular profiling of chronic myelomonocytic leukemia reveals diverse mutations in >80% of patients with TET2 and EZH2 being of high prognostic relevance. Leukemia. 2011;25(5):877-9.

Grossmann V, Kohlmann A, Klein HU, Schindela S, Schnittger S, Dicker F, Dugas M, Kern W, Haferlach T, Haferlach C. Targeted next-generation sequencing detects point mutations, insertions, deletions and balanced chromosomal rearrangements as well as identifies novel leukemia-specific fusion genes in a single procedure. Leukemia. 2011;25(4):671-80.

Grossmann V, Kohlmann A, Zenger M, Schindela S, Eder C, Weissmann S, Schnittger S, Kern W, Müller MC, Hochhaus A, Haferlach T, Haferlach C. A deep-sequencing study of chronic myeloid leukemia patients in blast crisis (BC-CML) detects mutations in 76.9% of cases. Leukemia. 2011;25(3):557-60.

Grossmann V, Schnittger S, Schindela S, Klein HU, Eder C, Dugas M, Kern W, Haferlach T, Haferlach C, Kohlmann A. Strategy for Robust Detection of Insertions, Deletions, and Point Mutations in CEBPA, a GC-Rich Content Gene, Using 454 Next-Generation Deep-Sequencing Technology. J Mol Diagn. 2011;13(2):129-36.

Grossmann V, Tiacci E, Holmes AB, Kohlmann A, Martelli MP, Kern W, Spanhol-Rosseto A, Klein HU, Dugas M, Schindela S, Trifonov V, Schnittger S, Haferlach C, Bassan R, Wells VA, Spinelli O, Chan J, Rossi R, Baldoni S, De Carolis L, Goetze K, Serve H, Peceny R, Kreuzer KA, Oruzio D, Specchia G, Di Raimondo F, Fabbiano F, Sborgia M, Liso A, Farinelli L, Rambaldi A, Pasqualucci L, Rabadan R, Haferlach T, Falini B. Whole-exome sequencing identifies mutations of BCOR in acute myeloid leukemia with normal karyotype. Blood. 2011;118(23):6153-6163.

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