Translational Immunology in Environmental Medicine

Our research goal is to better understand human-environment interactions and to develop optimal diagnostics and therapeutic strategies for the individual patient.

All individuals are constantly exposed to a plethora of environmental factors such as pathogens, allergens and toxins. Depending on genetic predisposition each individual reacts to these environmental factors with their unique innate and adaptive immune response.

The occurrence of any signs of disease depends on different factors, which include the intensity and amount of environmental triggers and also the individual resilience at a specific time-point.

Next to patient care, our main mission is the investigation of immunologic processes in the context of human-environment interactions and to elucidate environmental diseases.

On the following pages you will find details concerning our research focus, appointments for patients, teaching and career possibilities.