Studying immune cell function in vivo


09.09.2022 - New open SHK position

If you are very enthusiastic about science and biomedical technologies and want to join our research team, please read more here how to apply.

28.07.2022 - Two open PhD positions

If you are interested to work as a part in our CRC TRR332 projects read here how to apply.

30.05.2022 – Successful acquisition of a new Transregio-SFB focusing on neutrophils (CRC TRR 332 – Neutrophils: Origin, Fate and Function)

The institute is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of a new Transregio/SFB focusing specifically on neutrophils. 5 sub-projects from Essen are funded of which 3 are from the Institute for Experimental Immunology and Imaging alone! Read more here:



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27.04.2022 - Bachelor / Master Thesis position

You are interested on a Bachelor/Master Thesis position on an interesting project? Read here how to apply.

09-12.03.2022 - Embo Workshop “2nd International Stroke-Immunology Meeting”

A really interesting research workshop on the topic "stroke immunology" with researchers around the world. Among them is our PhD student! More details you can see here

30.08.2021 - "Life Beyond Vision" calendar 2022

The finale voting results can be found here: Final Voting Results for 2022!

19.03.2021 - Hidden mold: New diagnostic procedure may make it easier to spot and also help COVID-19 sufferers.

The results of the institute’s studies help to develop a faster, more specific and comfortable diagnostic procedure for a particular patient.

02.03.2021 - Initial laboratory results: Why does stroke make people more susceptible to infection with SARS-CoV-2?

A team of scientists from the Medical Faculty of the University of Duisburg-Essen and the University Hospital Essen has now found an initial explanation in an experimental model.

01.03.2021 - Interview with Dr. Singh „Stroke in mice with intact intestinal flora are smoother“

Dr. Singh researchs togehter with Prof. Gunzer and Prof. Hermann how the gut microbiome can influence the course.

19.01.2021 - SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination - "Questions and answers"

Here you can see the answers to frequently asked questions!

28.12.2020 - "What you need to know about the Corona vaccination"

Prof. Dr. Matthias Gunzer, Director of the Institute of experimental Immunology and Imaging, will answer open questions in an online information event. For details please click here

"Life beyond Vision" Calendar 2021!

See here a glimpse of our work from the yearly calendar.

Latest Publications

August 2022

Mohamud Yusuf A, Hagemann N, Zhang X, ..., Hasenberg M, Kleinschnitz C, Doeppner TR, Kleuser B, Sickmann A, Gunzer M, Giebel B, Kolesnick R, Gulbins E, Hermann DM.



Basic Res Cardiol.

2022 August.

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August 2022

During early stages of cancer, neutrophils initiate anti-tumor immune responses in tumor-draining lymph nodes.

Pylaeva E, Korschunow G, ..., Squire A, Hasenberg A, Thangavelu K, Hussain T, Goetz M, Lang KS, Gunzer M, Hansen W, Buer J, Bankfalvi A, Lang S, Jablonska J.



Cell Rep. 

2022 August.

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July 2022

Antibody-guided Molecular Imaging of Aspergillus Lung Infections in Leukemia Patients.

Schwenck J, Maurer A, ..., Gunzer M, Reischl G, Wehrmüller J, Ehrlichmann W, Horger M, Gatidis S, Davies G, Vogel W, la Fougere C, Pichler BJ, Thornton C.


J Nucl Med.

2022 July.

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2020 & 2021

Read more about latest publications of the

  • AG Gunzer
  • IMCES Electron Microscopy Unit (EMU)
  • IMCES Light Microscopy Unit (LMU)
  • Immunodynamics

on our category "Publications"

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Video by Nature about our newly published paper named "A network of trans-cortical capillaries as mainstay for blood circulation in long bones" in Nature Metabolism (English only).