ZMB Research Programme II


ZMB Research Programme II

Immunology, Infectious Diseases and Transplantation

The immune system responds to various pathogens including viruses and bacteria in different ways to prevent severe disease and persistence in the host. Many pathogens, however, have developed mechanisms to evade immune defence. The molecular and cellular interactions of pathogens with the immune system are studied within this programme. The objective is to gain a fundamental understanding of the mutual interaction of pathogens and the immune system, which can be used for developing strategies for immunotherapy and vaccination. In the field of transplantation immunogenetic research and diagnostic is performed in order to avoid rejection and to optimize donor and recipient finding. Moreover, differentiation of lymphocytes is studied in several groups. Thus, the participating research groups carry out basic scientific and clinical approaches.

Participating ZMB members:

Prof. Dr. Jan Buer Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie
Prof. Dr. Elke Cario Klinik für Gastroenterologie u. Hepatologie
Prof. Dr. Ulf Dittmer Institut für Virologie
Prof. Dr. Katharina Fleischhauer Institute for Experimental Cellular Therapy
Prof. Dr. Stefanie Flohé Klinik für Unfallchirurgie
Prof. Dr. Erich Gulbins Institut für Molekularbiologie (Tumorforschung)
Prof. Dr. Matthias Gunzer Molecular Immunology
Prof. Dr. Wiebke Hansen Molekulare Infektionsimmunologie
Prof. Dr. Peter Horn Institut für Transfusionsmedizin
Prof. Dr. Carsten Kirschning Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie
Prof. Dr. Karl Sebastian Lang Institut für Immunologie
Prof. Dr. Bettina Siebers Molekulare Enzymtechnologie
PD Dr. Bernhard B. Singer Institut für Anatomie
Prof. Dr. Hendrik Streeck Medizinische Biologie
Dr. Kathrin Sutter Nachwuchsgruppe TRR60: Interferon-alpha Subtypen in chronischen Virusinfektionen
Institut für Virologie
Prof. Dr. Astrid Westendorf Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie
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