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Multimedia report "Beyond the boundaries"

Spotlight on three young scientists, working beyond the boundaries of classical immunology

The multimedia report "Beyond the boundaries" introduces outstanding group leaders at ImmunoSensation², focusing on their innovative research approaches as well as showcasing the excellent research environment at the University of Bonn. The project was supported by the Henriette Herz Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Under the title "beyond the boundaries", ImmunoSensation2 publishes a multimedia report that highlights 3 young scientists from Bonn.

Opening the story is developmental biologist Prof. Elvira Mass from the Life and Medical Sciences Institute (LIMES) at the University of Bonn. Mass is working on the innate immune system. More precisely she is interested in the longevity of macrophages. In addition, the scientist and her team are investigating the effects of microplastics on our immune system and our organism as a whole.

Next up is Prof. Florian Schmidt from the Institute of Innate Immunity (III) at the University Hospital Bonn (UKB). Schmidt's team is special because, in addition to scientists, it includes llamas and alpacas. With their help, the scientist generates nanobodies that can be used as a valuable tool in both basic research and biomedical applications.

Third in line is Dr. Selina Jorch from the Institute for Molecular Medicine and Experimental Immunology (IMMEI) at the University Hospital Bonn (UKB). Jorch and her team aim to better understand the dynamics of the immune system in the context of human clinical diseases. Using laser-scanning confocal and 2-photon microscopy, the scientist reveals complex cellular behaviors of monocytes, macrophages and neutrophils, in real time.

See for yourself and be infected by the fascination for the Immune Sensory System - beyond the borders of classical immunology.


Dr. Catherine Drescher

Managing Director
ImmunoSensation Cluster of Excellence
University of Bonn
University Hospital Bonn
Venusberg - Campus 1
D-53127 Bonn

+49 228 28751286

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