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Innate immune cells are more adaptable than previously thought Natural killer cells of the innate immune system can permanently remain in infected tissue and thus contribute to immunological memory. Researchers at the University of Würzburg have now discovered this......Learn more

DFG Funding for Immunology Research in Würzburg A team at the University of Würzburg led by systems immunologist Wolfgang Kastenmüller has received a grant of around 440,000 euros from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for research into dendritic cells......Learn more

Funding for Würzburg Biophysicist Junior Professor Anna Lippert from the Institute of Systems Immunology at the University of Würzburg is receiving EUR 10,000 from the Vogel Foundation Dr Eckernkamp to support her research......Learn more

Highly Cited Researchers 2023 Their work is most frequently cited in publications of other scientists. Researchers from the University of Würzburg are therefore included in the Highly Cited Researchers 2023 list.......Learn more

Immune guardians in the lymph node Contrary to prior belief, certain T-cells remain in lymph nodes for a long time and store information about immune reactions there. That’s been discovered by researchers at the University of Würzburg and the RWTH Aachen......Learn more

Preventing the Exhaustion of T Cells In the immune system's fight against cancer and infections, the T cells often lose their power. The team of Würzburg immunologist Martin Vaeth has found a possible explanation for this phenomenon.....Learn more

ERC Synergy Grant for Immunotherapy of Liver Metastases Four distinguished immunologists have been awarded one of the most generously funded research grants from the EU: the ERC Synergy Grant. They aim to explore new avenues for immunotherapy of liver metastases.......Learn more

New impulses for immune research Anna Lippert is the new junior professor for systems immunology at the University of Würzburg. With her research, she wants to create the basis for a more targeted treatment of cancer and immune diseases......Learn more

Immune Cells in Single File There is news from the immune system: Dendritic cells migrate in a network along the outside of blood vessels. Local cytokines keep this dynamic network stable......Learn more

Attack from the gut Intestinal bacteria are often the trigger of complications after surgery. This is shown in a new study by research teams from Würzburg and Bern. A solution to this problem could come from the liver.....Learn more

Highly Cited Researchers 2022 Their work is most frequently cited in publications of other scientists. Researchers from the University are therefore included in the Highly Cited Researchers 2022 List......Learn more

New Players in the Immune Response Lymph nodes trigger very different immune responses – depending on which body tissue they are connected to. Special T cells are responsible for this newly discovered relation.....Learn more

A potential fountain of youth for the immune system In old age, the performance of the immune system decreases, and older people are more susceptible to infections. Research teams from Würzburg and Freiburg have now discovered an approach that could be used to slow down this process....Learn more

Why Sentinel Cells are so Important The presence of sentinel immune cells is vital to maintain and regulate the balance of the body’s immune response. Researchers have discovered an essential role of these cells in the treatment of cancer and severe viral infections......Learn more

How sugar promotes inflammation Excessive sugar consumption can promote inflammatory processes in the body and facilitate the development of autoimmune diseases. A research team at the University of Würzburg has now deciphered new details of these processes. …Learn more

Hobit Turns Immune Cells Into Killers ILCs are rapid reaction forces that reside in tissues to combat infections and tumors. WüSI scientist now show how these cells turn into effector cells…Learn more

Start-stop System of Hunting Immune Cells How immune cells coordinate their swarming behaviour to effectively eliminate pathogens: A publication in "Science" presents new findings...Learn more

New therapeutic approach against COVID-19 In January 2021, a supraregional research project will start that aims to develop a targeted therapy against SARS-CoV-2. Scientists from the University of Würzburg are involved....Learn more (german)

Immune cells as guests in the tissue  Specialized immune cells settle permanently in tissues of the body and build “local task forces”. Wuerzburger scientists... Learn more

Memory training for the immune system The immune system will memorize the pathogen after an infection and can therefore react promptly after reinfection with the same pathogen. Now, scientists at the University of Würzburg...Learn more