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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




Bonn Researchers Kidney

News categories: Publication

Navigation software supports kidney research

Bonn researchers develop method for three-dimensional image processing to solve the mystery of kidney inflammation.
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Mitsutoshi Yoneyama, Takashi Fujita and Hiroki Kato

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20 years RIG-I

An intriguing review reflecting on the development in the RIG-I research published in 'Immunity'.
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Christina Weisheit

News categories: Honors & Funding

Finding novel therapies for aortic valve diseases

The DFG funds the project of Christina Weisheit and collaborators with 600,000 euros.
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Upcoming events

  • Event categories: Lecture On-site

    Cluster Alumni Talk

    Seminar room, BMZ 2, Venusberg-Campus

    Understanding T cell differentiation to design next-generation cell therapies

  • Event categories: Lecture On-site

    Spatial Biology Club

    DZNE lecture hall

    Single-Cell and Spatial Transcriptomics and Epigenomics of Oligodendroglia in Development and in Multiple Sclerosis

  • Event categories: Lecture On-site

    Cluster Lecture Series


    Seminar Room BMZ II, Venusberg-Campus 1

    T cell / B cell collaboration in inflamed non-lymphoid tissues