Charité Campus Virchow-Klinikum
Augustenburger Platz 1
W2-Professor chair \"Regenerative Immunology and Aging\" at the Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies
Principal Investigator at the Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies
The Regenerative Immunology and Aging Group investigates, on cellular and molecular levels, cells and molecules playing key roles in the origin and progression of immune mediated diseases. Apart from numerous interdisciplinary cooperations with clinical partners our group work focuses on three major interests: 1. Regenerative cellular therapies for autoimmune diseases and for immune dysfunction; 2. Inflammatory cells in autoimmune diseases – analysis of initiators and driving forces in chronic inflammation; 3. Immune senescence and autoimmunity in the elderly. Our aim is to develop and initiate curative therapeutic interventions to reset enabling the resetting of immune tolerance and immune competence, in other words to establish true regenerative therapies. In our projects we co-work directly with research groups of various institutions of the Charité, as well as groups of the DRFZ, the Max-Planck-Institute for Infectious Biology and the Robert-Koch-Institute. In our research activities we translate basic immunology research findings into state-of-the-art clinical applications.