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How immune cells overcome exhaustion
Awards for Anna Ralser and Verena Friedrich
Lymphocyte Engineering for Therapeutic Synthetic Immunity
Adoptive T cell therapy has advanced to become a distinguished and rapidly evolving translational research field in modern medicine....
How the immune system remembers viruses
For a person to acquire immunity to a disease, T cells must develop into memory cells after contact with the pathogen. Until now, the number of cells that do this was believed to depend above all on the magnitude of the initial immune response. A team of researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now called this into question.
Worm infections are widespread in low-income countries. Clarissa Prazeres da Costa investigates how these neglected tropical diseases affect the immune system.
“Ensuring healthy lives for all” is one of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The Center for Global Health at the TUM School of Medicine is addressing these topics
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- Name und Anschrift des Auftraggebers und dessen Beschaffungsstelle: „Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Immunologie und Hygiene; Technische Universität München; Trogerstr. 30 ; 81675 München“
- Name des beauftragten Unternehmens: „Enamine Ltd.“
New member of the Leopoldina
Professor Dirk Busch, Head of the Institute of Medical Microbiology at the Klinikum rechts der Isar, has been appointed a member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.
The long-established scientific society in Halle has approximately 1,500 members. Now another physician from the Klinikum rechts der Isar has joined. At the Annual Symposium of the Life Sciences on May 23, the Leopoldina will officially admit Professor Dirk Busch to its circle. read more...(link is external)
News from CGH
The consortial project HELMVIT (“Impact of maternal helminth infection on Vitamin D regulation and on the immune system of the infant”) was kicked-off in January 2019, in Lambaréné, Gabon. This project is coordinated by Prof. Clarissa Prazeres da Costa, Kodirector of the Center for Global Health, Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene of TUM and collaboration partners are Prof. Akim Adegnika (CERMEL) and Dr. Meral Esen (Institute for Tropical Medicine, University of Tübingen). The consortium is funded for three years by the DFG within the call “German-African Cooperation Projects in Infectiology”.
TUM Cairo: Launch of the German-Egyptian Network for Genomic Medicine and Population Health
Kick-off for the German Egyptian Network for Advancing Genomic Medicine and Population Health GE-GPx... read more(link is external)