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Sandra Zeidler and Dr. Christine Wuebben (from left to right) from Bonn at the Pitch4Med Contest at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

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ImmunoSensation entrepreneurs successfully pitch an innovative approach to fight respiratory viruses with an immunostimulatory nasal spray

A team of researchers in the group of Gunther Hartmann at the Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Pharmacology, University Hospital Bonn, and the Cluster of Excellence ImmunoSensation2 successfully pitched their start-up idea of Coldex, a nasal spray that provides protection from viral infections, at the Pitch4Med Contest at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and the 2nd Medical Pitch Contest of the Medical Faculty, University of Bonn.
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Picture Florian Schmidt and Jan Hasenauer

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Two ERC Consolidator Grants for ImmunoSensation members

Another big success for the University of Bonn in securing grants from the European Research Council (ERC), with three researchers receiving an ERC Consolidator Grant. Two of those grants go to ImmunoSensation2 researchers: Professor Jan Hasenauer of the LIMES Institute and Professor Florian I. Schmidt of the Institute for Innate Immunity.
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Immunofluorescence staining of MAIT cells (green) next to mononuclear phagocytes (red) in kidney sections of mice with experimental glomerulonephritis. Cell nuclei in blue. Image: Nature Communications, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-43269-0

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Vitamin B2 Derivatives Can Alleviate Chronic Kidney Inflammation

Researchers from the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf and the University Hospital Bonn have demonstrated that certain derivatives of vitamin B2 can alleviate chronic kidney inflammation in mice. Their findings have been published in the journal “Nature Communications.”
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Symbolic photo - Large amounts of data were analyzed for the "Highly Cited Researchers".

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5 Highly Cited Researchers at ImmunoSensation

With a total of 11 researchers, the University of Bonn is represented this year in the international ranking "Highly Cited Researchers". ImmunoSensation is represented with 5 "Highly Cited Researchers" in Immunology and Cross-Field.
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Prof. Dr. Matthias Geyer - from the Institute of Structural Biology has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant.

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Matthias Geyer is awarded an ERC Advanced Grant

The European Union is awarding funding of around 2.5 million euros to the Professor of Structural Biology
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Prof. Hiroki Kato

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Millions in funding for development of influenza drugs

How can the propagation of influenza viruses be stopped? For a new approach in the therapy of influenza infections, Prof. Hiroki Kato from the Institute of Cardiovascular Immunology at the University Hospital Bonn (UKB) and the Cluster of Excellence ImmunoSensation2 of the University of Bonn receives an Open Philanthropy grant of 2.2 million US dollars. Together with his team, he found a compound that inhibits the body's own methyltransferase MTr1 and thus prevents the replication of influenza viruses.
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Prof. Dr. Bernando S. Franklin

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Funding of €6.9 Million for Sepsis Research

Every year some 75,000 people die from bacterial blood poisoning, or sepsis, in Germany alone. Survivors of sepsis often struggle with secondary and concomitant conditions due to the resulting impairment of the immune system, the so called “Immunesuppression”. The International Center for Clinical Research (ICRC) at St. Anne's University Hospital (FNUSA) Brno (Czech Republic) has founded the research consortium “BEATSep”. HORIZON EUROPA is funding it with around 6,9 million euros over the next five years.
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Unraveling the role of NLRC5 in melanoma progression

Immunotherapies offer new perspectives in the treatment of cancer. Unfortunately, tumor immune-escape mechanisms limit their effectiveness on a long turn. The intracellular receptor NLRC5 impacts the regulation of tumor recognition by the immune system in melanoma and other entities and is hence at the core of a new research project by ImmunoSensation² member Dr. Nicole Glodde from the Institute of Experimental Oncology at the University Hospital Bonn. The project is funded by the German Hiege Foundation, providing 30.000 € over the period of one year.
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Spatial Transcriptomics-correlated Electron Microscopy

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Spatial Transcriptomics-correlated Electron Microscopy

In response to injury, cells of the surrounding tissues alter their structures and their gene expression activities. Although tightly intertwined, these two parameters have only been observed separately, due to technical limitations. ImmunoSensation2 member Prof. Dr. Özgün Gökce and colleagues now found a way to monitor transcriptional and ultrastructural responses to injury at once, using Spatial Transcriptomics-correlated Electron Microscopy. The results have recently been published in Nature Communications.
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