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Cluster of Excellence ImmunoSensation²

Immunology as a key to better health

ImmunoSensation2 is a Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bonn funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). We are dedicated to the study of innate immunity beyond the boundaries of classical immunology. We address the immune system as a sensory organ for health, which we term the immune sensory system. We are immunologists, neurobiologists, systems biologists, biochemists, biophysicists and mathematicians from the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Bonn and the German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) of the Helmholtz Association.

Founded in 2012, ImmunoSensation2 is currently in its eleventh year of funding. We continue to pursue our mission of innovative science in immunology. Further, we link immunology to other systems, such as the metabolic system and the nervous system. Ultimately, we want to better understand the intimate connection between the immune sensory system and human health and disease.

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Scientists from the University Hospital Bonn and the University of Bonn discover an important membrane transport mechanism in pathogenic bacteria. PD Dr. Gregor Hagelueken (left) and Philipp Hendricks (right) are part of the research team.

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Bonn scientists unravel the working mechanism of an important membrane transport system of pathogenic bacteria

Researchers from the University Hospital of Bonn and the University of Bonn in collaboration with the University of York studied an important class of bacterial membrane transporters and their interaction with soluble substrate binding proteins.
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Radosław P. Nowak is Professor of Immune Engineering and Drug Discovery at the University Hospital Bonn

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Expert in the targeted degradation of proteins

Radosław P. Nowak is Professor of Immune Engineering and Drug Discovery at the University Hospital Bonn
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Graphical abstract for Tsukamoto et al., Targeting cap1 RNA methyltransferases as an antiviral strategy, Cell Chemical Biology (2023)

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Review on new antiviral strategy now online

The review publication of Yuta Tsukamoto et al is now available in the current issue of Cell Chemical Biology. Based on his latest Science paper, Yuta Tsukamoto now highlights the importance and potential of “Targeting cap1 RNA methyltransferases as an antiviral strategy”. He and his co-authors outline the game-changing options in the treatment of viral infections.
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Upcoming events

  • Event categories: Lecture On-site

    Spatial Biology Club Bonn

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    Life and Medical Sciences Institute, Seminar room

    Transcriptional and spatial control of tumour-associated macrophages