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Overview

Aging is a major risk factor for many diseases, and higher incidences of infectious diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes accompany the aged. A unifying theme among these diseases is the loss of immune function with age, termed as ‘immunesenescence’, which has been associated with increased susceptibility to infection and decreased responsiveness to vaccination and other therapies.

It is apparent that the pathways involved in metabolism, autophagy and mitochondrial homeostasis play a crucial role in aging. However, the contribution of these pathways to immune function is less understood. By studying the molecular links between longevity pathways and immune responses we hope to decipher the molecular mechanisms leading to immunesenescence.

Lab-News

Dr. Nina Hos interviewed by DZIF

Watch here the interview of Dr. Nina Hos by DZIF (in German)

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Chiara Calabrese awarded with Keystone traveling scholarship 2016

We congratulate Chiara Calabrese, PhD student at our lab, for obtaining a traveling scholarship from Keystone to assist to the Cellular Stress...

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Dr. Nirmal Robinson interviewed by International Innovation

Dr. Nirmal Robinson interviewed by International Innovation, describing the connections between metabolism and immune system as the body ages.

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Saray Gutiérrez awarded with one of CECAD Traveling Grants 2015

We congratulate Saray Gutiérrez, PhD student at our lab, for obtaining one of the CECAD Traveling Grants 2015.

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Dr. Raja Ganesan, awarded with Keystone traveling scholarship 2015

We congratulate Dr. Raja Ganesan, PostDoc at our lab, for obtaining a traveling scholarship from Keystone to assist to the Immunometabolism Conference...

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