ZMB Member Ralf Küppers

Ralf Küppers

Prof. Dr. Ralf Küppers

+49 201 723 3384

Medizinische Fakultät
Universitätsklinikum Essen
Hufelandstr. 55
45122 Essen


Molekulare Genetik

Institut für Zellbiologie (Tumorforschung)

Research Overview

B lymphocytes represent the white blood cells that produce antibodies and that play an important role in immune responses against foreign antigens (e.g. bacteria). In rare instances, B lymphocytes may undergo malignant transformation and become tumour cells. Such tumours are called B cell lymphomas or leukemias:

  • Investigation of B cell development and differentiation in the human,
  • Biology of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection of B cells and EBV-associated diseases,
  • Pathogenesis of human B cell lymphomas, in particular Hodgkin's lymphoma.