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Two PhD positions available in the IMMUNE REGULATION group (Berlin) PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 07 August 2010 18:01

The Immune regulation group at the Deutsches RheumaForschungsZentrum, a Leibniz institute, is looking for two motivated PhD students interested in studying fundamental principles of immune regulation, and in incorporating this basic knowledge into new therapeutic strategies. We are an international team working in the fields of B cell biology, anti-microbial immunity, gene therapy, vaccine design, and adoptive T cell therapy to cancer. The projects will aim to understand the fundamental properties of natural regulatory T cells, and to unravel the roles of B lymphocytes in the regulation of autoimmune responses. Natural regulatory T cells are a specialized subset of lymphocytes that suppresses immune responses against self-antigens. Recent evidences have demonstrated that activated B cells can also have strong immunosuppressive functions through the secretion of cytokines such as IL-10. These cells are ideally suited candidates for adoptive cellular therapy against unwanted i!
mmune responses. On the opposite, they may limit protective immune reactions against pathogens and tumours. Thus, immune regulatory mechanisms are key targets for the therapeutic manipulation of Immunity.

Applications (including a cv) should be sent in English to:

Dr. Simon Fillatreau
Chariteplatz, 1
10117 BERLIN
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Do not hesitate to contact me for any further information.



Simon Fillatreau
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Deutsches Rheumaforschungszentrum

Ansprechpartner: Dr. Simon Fillatreau



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