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Immunology of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology group


Working group head:
Charité – University Medicine Berlin


Research types:
Basic research




Infectious diseases remain one of the major causes of death world-wide. Emerging infections, such as the COVID-19 pandemic or the MPVX outbreak, but also the dramatic increase in antibiotic resistance illustrate the urgent need for novel antimicrobial interventions. Vaccines represent one of the most powerfull, safe and cost-effective tools to fight infectious diseases. However, efficient vaccines against many serious infections including many causes of pneumonia and hospital acquired infections are still missing. The group aims to decipher host & pathogen interactions in humans and to understand the mechanisms that determine protective immunity elicited by infections and vaccines. The group is particularly interested in the earliest events of the immune response and how they shape protective immunity. Currently, the focuses much of their efforts on dissecting human immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 and how they impact severity of COVID-19 and the generation of protective immunity. (Description adapted from working group website: see link above)
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