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Prof. Dr. Elvira Mass

Member, Steering-Committee Member

Life & Medical Sciences Institute (LIMES)

University of Bonn Carl-Troll-Strasse 31 53115 Bonn

+49 228 7362848


Our group has the overarching aim to characterise the role of fetal-derived resident macrophages for organ development and function and how genetic and epigenetic perturbations can influence their homeostatic and immune functions. To achieve this, we are using genetic mouse models and human organoid cultures in combination with omics (transcriptome, proteome, lipidome, surfaceome). The ultimate goal is to describe novel mechanisms leading to metabolic and degenerativedisorders and define preventative measures targeting macrophages.

Elvira Mass

Recent publications

  • Fetal liver macrophages contribute to the hematopoietic stem cell niche by controlling granulopoiesis.


    Authors: Amir Hossein Kayvanjoo, Iva Splichalova, David Alejandro Bejarano, Hao Huang, Katharina Mauel, Nikola Makdissi, David Heider, Hui Ming Tew, Nora Reka Balzer, Eric Greto, Collins Osei-Sarpong, Kevin Baßler, Joachim L Schultze, Stefan Uderhardt, Eva Kiermaier, Marc Beyer, Andreas Schlitzer, Elvira Mass

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  • Differential impact of high-salt levels in vitro and in vivo on macrophage core functions.

    Molecular biology reports

    Authors: Linda Müller, Aya Rafea Nasr, Bettina Jux, Nikola Makdissi, Justin Wayne Trowbridge, Susanne V Schmidt, Joachim L Schultze, Thomas Quast, Jonas Schulte-Schrepping, Waldemar Kolanus, Elvira Mass

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  • Fate-Mapping of Yolk Sac-Derived Macrophages.

    Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)

    Authors: Iva Splichalova, Elvira Mass

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