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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

  • Dysregulation of stress erythropoiesis and enhanced susceptibility to Salmonella Typhimurium infection in AhR-deficient mice.

    The Journal of infectious diseases

    Authors: Michelle Mayer, Sevgi Can Cengiz-Dartenne, Manja Thiem, Philip Hatzfeld, Adrian Semeniuk, Nancy Wang, Richard A Strugnell, Irmgard Förster, Heike Weighardt

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  • Differential cell type-specific function of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor and its repressor in diet-induced obesity and fibrosis.

    Molecular metabolism

    Authors: Frederike J Graelmann, Fabian Gondorf, Yasmin Majlesain, Birte Niemann, Katarina Klepac, Dominic Gosejacob, Marlene Gottschalk, Michelle Mayer, Irina Iriady, Philip Hatzfeld, Sophie K Lindenberg, Klaus Wunderling, Christoph Thiele, Zeinab Abdullah, Wei He, Karsten Hiller, Kristian Händler, Marc D Beyer, Thomas Ulas, Alexander Pfeifer, Charlotte Esser, Heike Weighardt, Irmgard Förster, Laia Reverte-Salisa

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  • The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) repressor limits expression of antimicrobial genes but not AHR-dependent genes in intestinal eosinophils.

    Journal of leukocyte biology

    Authors: Heike Weighardt, Michael Shapiro, Michelle Mayer, Irmgard Förster, Brigitta Stockinger, Nicola Laura Diny

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