Consolidated Researcher Details:
During my studies of molecular life science at the University of Lübeck, I became interested in immune regulation and the interaction of microorganisms with their environment. This means, for instance, interactions between microorganisms and their host or between different types of cells with each other through cytokine and receptor interactions. In particular, I am keen on studying these interactions in the context of inflammatory diseases, cancer, dysbiosis and infectious diseases, in the hope of understanding the normal function of the immune system and, based on this knowledge the causes of pathological events at the molecular level. While working on my Master's thesis at the Research Center Borstel, where I investigated and functionally analyzed ABC transporters, I added the analysis of the functional regulation of proteins at the genetic and molecular level to my focus of research.
The RTG Genes, Environment and Inflammation gives me the opportunity to combine all of my research interests, namely genetics, environmental interactions and functional analyses of proteins involved in inflammations, plus joining an outstanding team of scientists in this field of research.
Felix Kordowski was the researcher representative of the RTG Genes, Environment and Inflammation from 2012 - 2015.