Research on horses

What is the cause of severe equine asthma? This is the question posed by the Emmy Noether Junior Research Group, which hopes to find out the causes for six years starting in 2020.

Severe equine Asthma

An Emmy Noether junior research group established by the DFG is investigating the causes of severe equine asthma using new analytical methods.

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Cryptcococcosis Research

What makes the fungus cryptococcus so dangerous for the host? Which antigens of the fungus trigger an allergy? Are there target structures that can be used for diagnostics and therapy? These questions and more are investigated at the Institute of Immunology.

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Cryptococcosis Research

Research on pulmonary cryptococcosis has been conducted at the Institute of Immunology for over 20 years

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Research on pigs

What is the protective and pathological immune response against the porcine pathogen Streptococcus suis? How do different immune cells affect the pathogen defence? These and many other aspects are investigated in cooperation with the Institute of Bacteriology and Mycology.

Streptococcus suis in pigs

In cooperation with the Institute of Bacteriology and Mycology, the immune response of pigs is being researched as part of a vaccine development project.

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Research on dogs

What functions do double-positive and double-negative T cells have in the dog? How do you participate in the immune response? These questions are being investigated in a current DFG-funded research programme.

New T cell populations in dogs

The Institute of Immunology was one of the first institutes worldwide to describe the double positive T-cells of the dog. In current research projects the function of these cells is being investigated.

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Publications, degrees and equipment

Research results are published in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals. Many research results also lead to promitions, habilitations and master theses. The Institute of Immunology has a large pool of equipment to conduct sophisticated research.

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