Topics

Special Focus
Development and Maintenance of Immune Activation and Tolerance with a special focus on Autoimmunity


Topics

Basic Mechanisms
  • Innate immune response
  • Dendritic cell subsets and immune regulation
  • B cell subsets and immune regulation
  • NK cells and NK-T cells
  • Eosinophils, Basophils and Neutrophils
  • Innate lymphoid cells
  • Transcriptional regulation of immune responses
  • Development of effector and regulatory T cells
  • T and B cell memory and immune regulation
  • Chemokines and receptors in immune response
  • Apoptosis in the regulation of immune responses
  • The role of microRNAs in immune regulation and effector functions
  • Role of epithelial cells and other resident tissue cells
  • Epigenetic mechanism of immune response
  • Metabolism and immunity


  • Focus on clinical application, drug discovery and novel biotechnological developments
  • Hygiene hypothesis in immune regulation
  • Regulatory and effector T and B cell subsets and cytokines: from bench to bedside
  • Immune response to parasites
  • Tumor antigen-specific immune regulation
  • Autoimmunity
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Allergy and asthma
  • Organ transplantation
  • Experimental models of inducing and breaking peripheral tolerance
  • Mucosal tolerance and intestinal homeostasis
  • Development of novel vaccines and drugs
  • „Biologicals“ and immune response
  • Cellular therapies including stem cell therapies
  • Regenerative medicine and immune system
  • Precision Medicine