• sense clinically
  • think mechanistically
  • act interdisciplinarily
  • treat innovatively

Dr. med. Benjamin Ostendorf, PhD

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Campus Virchow Klinikum

Hämatologie, Onkologie und Tumorimmunologie

Augustenburger Platz 1

Forum 4

13353 Berlin


Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB),

Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine,

Hannoversche Straße 28

10115 Berlin, Germany


Office: +49 30 450 653 605

Email: benjamin.ostendorf(at)charite.de

Web: https://www.ostendorflab.org






Scientific Scope

The focus of our laboratory is to characterize the factors that determine the interplay between the immune system and cancer. To understand why the immune response vastly differs between cancer patients, we work at the intersection of computational systems biology and experimental tumor immunology. We analyze large-scale human datasets to identify candidate genetic features that modulate anti-tumor immunity, and we investigate their mechanistic role using a broad toolset including animal cancer models, in-vitro co-culture systems, and cutting-edge single cell genomics approaches.


Name and Position of Group Members

Most important Awards, Grants or Scientific Achievements

  • since 2022         Max Eder program of the German Cancer Aid
  • 2018                    Helmsley Fellowship, Rockefeller University
  • 2015-2017         DFG Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
  • 2008 - 2011       Scholar of the German National Academic Foundation

Selected References