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Prof. Dr. Irmgard Förster

Member, Steering-Committee Member

Life & Medical Sciences Institute (LIMES)

University of Bonn Carl-Troll-Strasse 31 53115 Bonn

+49 228 7362789


Prof. Förster has special expertise in the functional characterization of macrophages and dendritic cells using conditional gene targeting techniques. She is interested in cell migration and immune regulation in barrier organs, and has profound experience with mouse models of atopic dermatitis, inflammatory bowel disease and bacterial infection.

Recent publications

  • The GM-CSF/CCL17 pathway in obesity-associated osteoarthritic pain and disease in mice.

    Osteoarthritis and cartilage

    Authors: Heonsu Shin, Varun Prasad, Tanya Lupancu, Shveta Malik, Adrian Achuthan, Mark Biondo, Bronwyn A Kingwell, Manja Thiem, Marlene Gottschalk, Heike Weighardt, Irmgard Förster, Richard de Steiger, John A Hamilton, Kevin M-C Lee

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  • CCL17 Protects Against Viral Myocarditis by Suppressing the Recruitment of Regulatory T Cells.

    Journal of the American Heart Association

    Authors: Guoshuai Feng, Cuige Zhu, Chieh-Yu Lin, Andrea Bredemeyer, Irmgard Förster, Daniel Kreisel, Kory J Lavine

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  • MotiQ: an open-source toolbox to quantify the cell motility and morphology of microglia.

    Molecular biology of the cell

    Authors: Jan N Hansen, Matthias Brückner, Marie J Pietrowski, Jan F Jikeli, Monika Plescher, Hannes Beckert, Mareike Schnaars, Lorenz Fülle, Katharina Reitmeier, Thomas Langmann, Irmgard Förster, Delphine Boche, Gabor C Petzold, Annett Halle

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