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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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Kato group publishes article in Science Advances

Dysregulation of regulatory T cell homeostasis by ADAR1 deficiency and chronic MDA5 signaling
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False alarm of the immune system during muscle disease

Researchers at the University Hospitals of Dresden and Bonn of the DFG Transregio 237 and from the Cluster of Excellence ImmunoSensation2 at the University of Bonn have made progress clarifying why patients with myotonic dystrophy 2 have a higher tendency to develop autoimmune diseases. Their goal is to understand the development of the disease, and their research has provided new, potential therapeutic targets. The results of the study have now been published in the renowned journal "Nature Communications".
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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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Upcoming events

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    Spatial Biology Club Bonn

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    Life and Medical Sciences Institute, Seminar room

    Transcriptional and spatial control of tumour-associated macrophages

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    Spatial Biology Symposium

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    DZNE, Venusberg Campus, Bonn

    The symposium aims to bring together professionals, researchers, and industry leaders at the forefront of spatial biology technologies.