Distinguished Lecturer Series

Nationally and internationally renowned scientists present their research related to the GRK1727 topics. After the talk, the students have the possibility to present and discuss their work during a “poster-walk” with the distinguished lecturer.

The joint "Distinguished lecturer series" of the IRTG1911 together with the RTG1727 and the CRU303 takes place on Thursdays, 5pm, room AM S2 (Audimax).

Upcoming lectures

19.03.2020  - Prof. Leena Bruckner-Tuderman, Department of Dermatology and Venerology, University Hospital Freiburg, is cancelled!

Past events


20.02.2020  - Prof. Peter Zipfel/ Christine Sker, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology Jena, More information you will find here!

23.01.2020 - Prof. Simon Fillatreau, Institute Necker-Enfants Malades, Paris, More information you will find here!



05.12.2019  -  Dr. Kathrin de la Rosa, Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, More information you will find here!

12.12.2019 -  Prof. Christoph Schlapbach. Department of Dermatology, Inselspital, University of Bern, was cancelled and postponed to 13.08.2020!!

19.12.2019  -  Prof. Barbara Bröker, Department of Immunology,University Hospital Greifswald, More information you will find here!

24.10.2019 -  Prof. Stephan Grabbe, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Mainz. More information you will find here!

26.09.2019 - Prof. Eliane J. Müller, Institute of Animal Pathology, University of Bern; More information you will find here!

22.08.2019 - Tobias Schatton, Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA/USA; More information you will find here!

11.07.2019 - Prof. Alexander Enk, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital and Ruprecht Karls-University, Heidelberg

20.06.2019 - Prof. Christian Kurts, Institute for Experimental Immunology, University Medical Center Bonn, More information you will find here!

02.05.2019- Prof. Klaus Ley, Division of Inflammation Biology at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology and Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at the University of California, San Diego, USA

28.03.2019 - Prof. Amanda MacLeod, Department of Dermatology and Department of Immunology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, More information you will find here

21.03.2019 - Prof. John McGrath, St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, King’s College London, More information you will find here!

14.02.2019 - Tobias Schatton, Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA/USA, was cancelled and postponed to 22.08.2019!!

31.01.2019 - Prof. Curdin Conrad, Head of Center of Excellence for Psoriasis at Department of Dermatology at CHUV, Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland. More information you will find here!

24.01.2019 -Dr. César Muñoz-Fontela, Research Group Emerging Viruses, Heinrich Pette Institute; Leibnitz Institute for Experimental Virology, Hamburg. More information you will find here!

17.01.2019 -Prof. Ulrich auf dem Keller, DTU Bioengeneering, Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Technical University of Denmark. More information you will find here!

10.01.2019 - Prof. Thomas Bieber,  Head of the Department of Dermatology and Allergology, University Hospital Bonn. More information you will find here!


06.12.2018 - Prof. Andrew D. Luster, Chief of the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Director of the Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital. More information you will find here!

15.11.2018 - Prof. Tilo Biedermann, Head of the Department for Dermatology and Allergology, Technical University of Munich. More information you will find here!

18.10.2018 - Prof. Michael P. Schön, Head of the Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology, University of Goettingen. More information you will find here!

14.06.2018 - Prof. Zhi Liu, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA) More information you will find here!

24.05.2018 - Prof. George Deepe (Dep. of Pediatrics, Cincinnati children´s hospital, Cincinnati, USA) More information you will find here!

26.04.2018 - Prof. Marina Botto ( Director of the Centre for Complement and Inflammation  Research (CCIR) and Professor of Rheumatology, Faculty of medicine at the Imperial College London, UK) More information you will find here!

19.04.2018 - Prof. Professor Berhane Ghebrehiwet (Departments of Medicine, Stony Brook University, United States) "Looking at gC1qR Through a Different Prism: As a Potential Therapeutic Target for HIV-1, HCV and Cancer" More information you will find here!

12.04.2018 - Prof. Jason Weinberg (University of Michigan, USA) "CD8 T Cells and the Immuno-proteasome in Adenovirus Pathogenesis".More information you will find here!

15.03.2018 - Prof. Brice Korkmaz (Centre d’Etude des Pathologies Respiratoires Tours, France). More information you will find here!

15.02.2018 - Dr. Nadine Hövelmeyer  (Institute of molecular medicine, University of Mainz, Germany)

25.01.2018 - Prof. Marie-Dominique Filippi (Division of Experimental Hematology & Cancer Biology, Cincinnati children´s hospital, Cincinnati, USA)

18.01.2018 - Prof. Dr. Cesar Muñoz Fontela (Heinrich-Pette-Institute, Leibniz-Institute of experimental virology, Hamburg, Germany), "Filovirus immunology then and now"



07.12.2017 - Dr. Mario Schubert (Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Salzburg, Austria), "Structural basis for self-glycan recognition by the human  immune-inhibitory receptor Siglec-8, a potential drug target for asthma"

06.07.2017- Véronique Witko-Sarsat, PhD (Dep. of Immunology-Hematology, Cochin Institute, Paris, France)

29.06.2017 -Dr. Hyun-Dong Chang (German Rheumatism Research Centre, Berlin, Germany)

22.06.2017 - Prof. Dr. Oliver Kurzai (Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Jena, Germany)

01.06.2017 - Dr. Zlatko Kopecki (Future Industries Institute, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia)

18.05.2017 - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Zarbock (Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Münster, Germany)

11.05.2017 - Prof. Dr. Florian Greten (Institute of Tumour Biology and Experimental Medicine, University of Frankfurt, Germany)

20.04.2017 -Susanne Brix Pedersen (Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Center for Biological Sequence Analysis, Technical University of Denmark)

06.04.2017 - Prof. Richard Bucala, MD PhD (Dep of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, USA



15.12.2016 - Christian Vestergaard, Department of DermatologyAarhus University Hospital, Denmark Title: “Atopic dermatitis: Barrier function and co-mobidities”

08.12.2016 - Philipp Glaser; Evolution and Ecology of Resistance to Antibiotics Institut Pasteur, Paris/France; Title: "Genomic epidemiology of antibiotic resistance"

24.11.2016 - Heiko Mühl, Professor für PharmakologieUniversitätsklinikum Frankfurt Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main; Title: "Enviromental parameters cofactoring with IL-22"

17.11.2016 - Hans-Martin Jäck, Erlangen (within Retreat of the RTG1727, Bad Segeberg); Title:

10.11.2016 - Markus Lerch, Klinik für Innere MedizinUniversitätsmedizin der Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald; Title: "What causes pancreatitis"

03.11.2016 - Bernhard Homey, Klinik für Dermatologie, Universität Düsseldorf; Title: “Insights into the pathogenesis of atopic skin inflammation”

15.09.2016 - Peter Koch, Professor of Dermatology, Cell & Developmental Biology, Director Bioengineering Core, University of Colorado School of Medicin; Title: "TP63-mediated control of stem cell fate in ectodermal dysplasias" 

02.06.2016 - Siamon Gordon, Oxford, UK; Title: "Macrophage receptors, activation and fusion"

02.06.2016 - Jenny Landsberg, Dermatology, University of Bonn; Title: "Interaction between the immune system and melanoma"

30.06.2016 - Attila Mócsai; Dr. Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary, Title: "Neutrophils and neutrophil signaling in inflammatory disease models"

12.05.2016 -Ari Waisman; Professor of Immunology, Institute for Molecular Medicine, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Title: The role of IL-17 in autoimmunity"

21.04.2016 (within the Zellbiologisches Kolloquium) - Barbara Schraml, Walter-Brendel-Zentrum für Experimentelle MedizinKlinikum der Universität München, Title: "Putting Ontogeny at the Basis of defining Dendritic Cells and their Functions"

10.03.2016 - Karsten Kristiansen; University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Title: "The gut microbiota in health and disease"

11.02.2015 - Andreas Radbruch, DRFZ Berlin; Title: "The compartmentalisation of immunological memory"


17.12.2015 - Esther von Stebut-Borschitz; Department of Dermatology, University Medical Center, Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz. Title: "Dendritic cells as inducers of protection against cutaneous leishmaniasis"

19.11.2015 - Donald Gulberg, Department of Biomedicine, University of Bergen, Norway. Title: “Collagen-binding integrin receptors – static links or indicators of connective tissue dynamics” 

10.09.2015 - Sergio Arce, University of South Carolina, School of Medicine – Greenville, USA, Title: "Clinical and Immunological aspects of sarcoidosis"

16.07.15 - Frank Leypoldt, Neuroimmunologie, Klinische Chemie und Neuroimmunologische Ambulanz, Neurologie; UKSH Kiel; Title: "Anti-NMDAR Encephalitis - A new paradigm in neuroimmunology"

08.07.15 Prof. Dr. Manfred Wuhrer, Amsterdam Institute for Molecules, Medicines and Systems, Analytics of Biomolecular Interactions; NL; Title: "Glycomic changes of plasma proteins in autoimmunity and cancer: functional significance and diagnostic potential" 

02.07.15 Prof. Ron Taylor, PhD; University of Virgina, School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Charlottesville, VA; Title: "Cytotoxic Mechanisms of Immunotherapy: Harnessing Complement in The Action of Anti-tumor Monoclonal Antibodies" 

04.06.15 Prof. Dr. Dirk Schlüter, Universität Magdeburg, Title: "Regulation of inflammation by deubiquitinating enzymes" 

07.05.2015 - Ina Koch, Department of Molecular Bioinformatics, Institute of Computer Science, GU Frankfurt a. M, Title: "Bioinformatics:  From Data Integration to Systems Biology"

12.02.2015 - George Hajishengallis, UPenn Philadelphia, Title: "Homeostasis and dysbiosis in inflammatory disease"

29.01.2015 - Triantafyllos Chavakis, University of Dresden, Title: "The contribution of Del-1 to inflammation"

15.01.2015 - Pascal Joly, Rouen, France, Title: "B cell targeting therapies in pemphigus"



11.12.2014 - Torsten Mempel, Massachusetts General Hospital, Title: "Cell migration and cell-cell communication in the immune system" 

27.11.2014 - Christian Münz, University of Zurich, Title: "Human tumorvirus infection and immune control in vivo"

13.11.2014 - Gestur Vidarsson, Sanquin, Amsterdam, Title: "IgG glycosylation in auto- and allo-immune diseases"

08.10.2014 - Andrea Tenner, UC Irvine, Title: "C1q Suppresses Human Macrophage and Dendritic Cell Mediated Th17 and Th1 cell proliferation"

16.07.2014 - Kai-Michael Töllner, University of Birmingham, Title: "Antibody and the regulation of directional evolution in germinal centres"

18.06.2014 - Andrey Kruglov, Berlin, Title: "Lymphotoxin-directed mechanisms of intestinal immunity and microbiota control"

14.05.2014 - Stefan Martin, University of Freiburg, Title: "Chemical-triggered innate inflammatory responses of the skin"

09.04.2014 - John Lambris, UPenn, Philadelphia, Title: "Innate Immunity: more than a guard against invading pathogens"

25.03.2014 - Julio Scharfstein, University Rio de Janeiro, Title: "Inflammatory edema propagated via the Kallikrein-Kinin System fuels intracardiac infectionby the parasitic protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi"

26.02.2014 - Markus Huber-Lang, University of Ulm, Title: "Sepsis and Complement: who tips the balance?"



20.11.2013 - Luisa Martinez-Pomares, University of Nottingham, Title: "The Mannose Receptor and immune modulation"

23.10.2013 - Alexander Flügel, University Göttingen, Title: "Live imaging of autoimmune T cells attacking the CNS"

25.09.2013 - Clarissa da Costa, TU München, Title: "Chronic helminth infection: Treg cells, their phenotype and beyond"

12.06.2013 - David Vöhringer, University Erlangen, Title: "Regulation of innate and adaptive immunity to helminths"

22.05.2013 - Magdalena Huber, University Marburg, Title: "Functional diversity of CD8+ T cells"

24.04.2013 - Phil Taylor, Cardiff University, Title: "Macrophage heterogeneity during inflammation"

13.03.2013 - Gudrun Debes, UPenn, Philadelphia, Title: "B and T cell recirculation through inflamed skin"