Digital Day of Immunology 2021

April 29, 2021

Prof. Irmgard Förster, Prof. Gunther Hartmann (top) and Prof. Eicke Latz (bottom) answering questions from the participants

Live Tour through a lab of the TRR259

Presentation by Dr. Thomas Ulas (top) and Dr. Anna Aschenbrenner (bottom)

Live Experiment for kids by Dr. Gregor Hagelüken

Presentation by Dr. Florian I. Schmidt (left) and Dr. Paul Albert König (right)


Once again this year, the ImmunoSensation Cluster of Excellence is celebrating the Day of Immunolgy, which takes place worldwide on April 29, with a digital event.

On April 24th (Saturday) we will opened the world of immunology to young and old with various lectures and live experiments. The focus was on the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and how it affects the immune system.

Kids and their parents participated in a live experiment on how to extract DNA from banana performed from Dr. Gregor Hagelüken. The TRR 259 Aortic Disease performed a live tour through one of their laboratories explaining how and what kind of research is conducted here.

In a following section various researchers from our Cluster of Excellence explained the most up-to-date results concering research in the field of SARS-CoV-2. Dr. Paul Albert König and Dr. Florian Schmidt, Institute for Innate Immunity gave a talk on Promising antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 Nanobodies as a new therapy. How the molecular fingerprint of diseases can be deciphered with the latest technology using the example of SARS-CoV-2 was presented by Dr. Anna Aschenbrenner, Dr. Thomas Ulas and Prof. Dr. Joachim Schultze from the LIMES Institute & DZNE. 

The final slot in our program was dedicated to questions participants had concerning SARS-CoV-2 and the immune system. Our members Prof. Irmgard Förster (LIMES Institute), Prof. Gunther Hartmann (Institute of Clinical Pharmacology and Clinical Chemistry) and Prof. Eicke Latz answered all the open questions.

Throughout the program more then 350 participants listend and discussed recent science with us and asked lots of interesting questions.

The Day of Immunology 2021 was organized together with the TRR 259 Aortic Disease and TRR 237 Nucleic Acid Sensing.