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.

Da Vià MC, Dietrich O, Truger M, Arampatzi P, Duell J, Heidemeier A, Zhou X, Danhof S, Kraus S, Chatterjee M, Meggendorfer M, Twardziok S, Goebeler ME, Topp MS, Hudecek M, Prommersberger S, Hege K, Kaiser S, Fuhr V, Weinhold N, Rosenwald A, Erhard F, Haferlach C, Einsele H, Kortüm KM, Saliba AE, Rasche L. Homozygous BCMA gene deletion in response to anti-BCMA CAR T cells in a patient with multiple myeloma. Nature Medicine. 2021;27(4):616-619.

De-Morgan A, Meggendorfer M, Haferlach C, Shlush L. Male predominance in AML is associated with specific preleukemic mutations. Leukemia. 2021;35(3):867-870.

Feurstein S, Churpek JE, Walsh T, Keel S, Hakkarainen M, Schroeder T, Germing U, Geyh S, Heuser M, Thol F, Pohlkamp C, Haferlach T, Gao J, Owen C, Goehring G, Schlegelberger B, Verma D, Krause DS, Gao G, Cronin T, Gulsuner S, Lee M, Pritchard CC, Subramanian HP, Del Gaudio D, Li Z, Das S, Kilpivaara O, Wartiovaara-Kautto U, Wang ES, Griffiths EA, Döhner K, Döhner H, King MC, Godley LA. Germline variants drive myelodysplastic syndrome in young adults. Leukemia. 2021;35(8):2439-2444.

Galatà G, García-Montero AC, Kristensen T, Dawoud AAZ, Muñoz-González JI, Meggendorfer M, Guglielmelli P, Hoade Y, Alvarez-Twose I, Gieger C, Strauch K, Ferrucci L, Tanaka T, Bandinelli S, Schnurr TM, Haferlach T, Broesby-Olsen S, Vestergaard H, Møller MB, Bindslev-Jensen C, Vannucchi AM, Orfao A, Radia D, Reiter A, Chase AJ, Cross NCP, Tapper WJ. Genome-wide association study identifies novel susceptibility loci for KIT D816V positive mastocytosis. Am J Hum Genet. 2021;108(2):284-294.

Genescà E, Morgades M, González-Gil C, Fuster-Tormo F, Haferlach C, Meggendorfer M, Montesinos P, Barba P, Gil C, Coll R, Moreno MJ, Martínez-Carballeira D, García-Cadenas I, Vives S, Ribera J, González-Campos J, Díaz-Beya M, Mercadal S, Artola MT, Cladera A, Tormo M, Bermúdez A, Vall-Llovera F, Martínez-Sánchez P, Amigo ML, Monsalvo S, Novo A, Cervera M, García-Guiñon A, Ciudad J, Cervera J, Hernández-Rivas JM, Granada I, Haferlach T, Orfao A, Solé F, Ribera JM. Adverse prognostic impact of complex karyotype (≥3 cytogenetic alterations) in adult T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL). Leuk Res. 2021.

Greiner G, Sprinzl B, Górska A, Ratzinger F, Gurbisz M, Witzeneder N, Schmetterer KG, Gisslinger B, Uyanik G, Hadzijusufovic E, Esterbauer H, Gleixner KV, Krauth MT, Pfeilstöcker M, Keil F, Gisslinger H, Nedoszytko B, Niedoszytko M, Sperr WR, Valent P, Hoermann G. Hereditary alpha tryptasemia is a valid genetic biomarker for severe mediator-related symptoms in mastocytosis. Blood. 2021;137(2):238-247.

Guan Y, Tiwari AD, Phillips JG, Hasipek M, Grabowski DR, Pagliuca S, Gopal P, Kerr CM, Adema V, Radivoyevitch T, Parker Y, Lindner DJ, Meggendorfer M, Abazeed M, Sekeres MA, Mian OY, Haferlach T, Maciejewski JP, Jha BK. A Therapeutic Strategy for Preferential Targeting of TET2 Mutant and TET-dioxygenase Deficient Cells in Myeloid Neoplasms. Blood Cancer Discov. 2021;2(2):146-161.

Gurnari C, Pagliuca S, Guan Y, Adema V, Hershberger CE, Ni Y, Awada H, Kongkiatkamon S, Zawit M, Coutinho D, Zalcberg IR, Ahn JS, Kim HJ, Kim DDH, Minden MD, Jansen JH, Meggendorfer M, Haferlach C, Jha BK, Haferlach T, Maciejewski JP, Visconte V. TET2 mutations as a part of DNA dioxygenase deficiency in myelodysplastic syndromes. Blood Adv. 2021.

Haferlach C, Walter W, Stengel A, Meggendorfer M, Hutter S, Kern W, Haferlach T. The diverse landscape of fusion transcripts in 25 different hematological entities. Leuk Lymphoma. 2021.

Haferlach T, Hutter S, Meggendorfer M. Genome Sequencing in Myeloid Cancers. N Engl J Med. 2021;384(25):e106.

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