Prof. Dr. med. Rupert Handgretinger

Full Professor of Pediatrics

Chair, Children´s University Hospital


Department of Hematology and Oncology

University Hospital Tübingen

Hoppe-Seyler-St. 1

D-72076 Tübingen, Germany

Phone: +49-7071-29-84744

Fax: +49-7071-29-5845

Email: rupert.handgretinger[at]



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Rupert Handgretinger is a renowned pediatrician. His research foccusses on immunotherapy approaches  for the treatment of malignant diseases in infancy. He is known as one of the leading experts for the performance of stem cell transplantation in children suffering from leukemia. Further expertises are Diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents, allergies, cystic fibrosis, and organ transplantation in children.


Research Interests


  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Growth Hormones
  • Leukemia in Infants
  • Diabetes and Kidney Diseases in Children and Adolescents
  • Allergies
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Organ Transplantationen in Children


Joint Research Projects

2013 – 2017 

Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 685 “Immunotherapy: Molecular basis and clinical application”, DFG