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Prof. Dr. Christoph Baums, in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Gottfried Alber, has acquired a research project to investigate the B-cell response in pigs. The three-year project will start shortly.

Infection with Streptococcus suis poses a serious threat to piglets. A mechanism for weakening the immune response is the degradation of immunoglobulins (IgM). The project aims to find out how the B-cell response is...

The research project "Immunoglobulin M-degrading enzyme of Streptococcus suis (IdeSsuis): modulation of B-cell function and consequences for mucosal colonization" is a cooperation of the Institute of Bacteriology and Mycology and the Institute of Immunology. The work is supervised by Prof. Baums and Prof. Alber. At the Institute of Immunology a full postdoctoral position and a 25% position for a technical employee will be financed for 3 years.