Consolidated Researcher Details:
Over the last years I have worked in several research groups focussing on host-pathogen interactions. Next to the molecular- and microbiological aspects, I was always interested in host defence mechanisms. Profound knowledge in T cell biology is essential for the understanding of auto immune diseases, in vaccine research and the development of immune therapies. Consequently, I was looking for a PhD project where I could learn key skills in this field for a future career in academic research or the industry. Therefore, inflammatory bowel disease is an ideal research subject since its pathogenesis is affected by a dysregulation of the immune response, the microbiome, and other environmental factors.
I would love to see that my work has a direct and beneficial impact on patients and their relatives. The collaborative aspect of this RTG gives me the opportunity to contribute to translational research in the field of inflammatory diseases. Furthermore, RTG supports international and interdisciplinary exchange, and provides various opportunities for self-development via soft skill courses, meetings and workshops.