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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.

Members & Publications




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Award for Drug Research on River Blindness and Elephantiasis

A∙WOL Team, including the Institute of Medical Microbiology, Immunology, and Parasitology, receives Royal Society of Chemistry Prize
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News categories: Outreach

Research 'made in NRW' presented in the state parliament

With 14 clusters of excellence, North Rhine-Westphalia is leading nationwide / Exhibition in the Citizens' Hall.
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News categories: Publication

Novel RNA therapy is effective against highly aggressive brain tumors

The findings of the GLORIA study were published in "Nature Communications"
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Upcoming events

  • Event categories: On-site

    Immuno Talk

    BMZ I, upper Lecture Hall (EG.302)

    Revitalizing exhausted T Cells with IL-10: a journey from lab discovery to clinical application for enhanced cancer immunotherapy by Li Tang, Associate Professor at the Laboratory of Biomaterials for Immunoengineering, EPFL, Lausanne

  • Event categories: Lecture On-site

    Immuno Talk


    Teaching Building Lecture Hall, A010.EG.006

    Metabolic Determinants of T cell function in the liver – from immune pathology to organ protection by Prof. Percy Knolle, Institute of Molecular Immunology, TU Munich

  • Event categories: On-site

    Immuno Talk

    BMZ I, Lecture Hall (EG.303)

    Transcriptional control of endothelial cell metabolism during inflammation by Joanna Kalucka, Associate Professor at the Laboratory of angiogenesis and inflammation, Aarhus, Denmark.