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Jun.-Prof. Dr. Stephanie Jung


Institute of Cardiovascular Immunology

Medical Faculty, University of Bonn University Hospital of Bonn Venusberg-Campus 1 53127 Bonn


Our research combines aspects of virology, immunology and RNA biology to identify specific immune-activating viral RNAs. In addition, we have a special focus on the role of extracellular vesicles (EVs) in viral infections. For this purpose, we recently developed a method which enables the distinction between virus and EV-mediated effects and the study of both pro- and antiviral effects of EVs under natural conditions. Furthermore, we investigate how EVs released from virus-infected cells lead to immune activation in non-infected immune cells.

Stephanie Jung

Recent publications

  • Many Ways to Communicate-Crosstalk between the HBV-Infected Cell and Its Environment.

    Pathogens (Basel, Switzerland)

    Authors: Annika Jasmin Walter, Maarten A van de Klundert, Stephanie Jung

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  • Identification of an Optimal TLR8 Ligand by Alternating the Position of 2'-O-Ribose Methylation.

    International journal of molecular sciences

    Authors: Marina Nicolai, Julia Steinberg, Hannah-Lena Obermann, Francisco Venegas Solis, Eva Bartok, Stefan Bauer, Stephanie Jung

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  • Hepatitis-D Virus Infection Is Not Impaired by Innate Immunity but Increases Cytotoxic T-Cell Activity.


    Authors: Sebastian Maximilian Altstetter, Oliver Quitt, Francesca Pinci, Veit Hornung, Aaron Michael Lucko, Karin Wisskirchen, Stephanie Jung, Ulrike Protzer

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