English Intern
    Institut für Virologie und Immunbiologie


    WS 20/21


    Michael Mühlebach, Langen

    Measles virus and the immune system – risks and chance of close combat

    Host: Sibylle Schneider-Schaulies


    Paul Bieniasz, New York, USA

    The neutralizing antibody response to SARS-CoV-2

    Host: Lars Dölken


    Burkhard Ludewig, St. Gallen/Zürich, CH

    Immunostimulatory fibroblasts in tumors and inflamed tissues

    Host:Mildred Scheel Nachwuchsgruppen: A. Riedel


    Noam Stern-Ginossar, Rehovot, Israel

    The translation landscape in SARS-CoV-2 infected cells

    Host: Lars Dölken


    Burkhard Becher, Zürich, CH

    The T cell phagocyte interface in inflammation

    Host: Manfred Lutz


    Marco Colonna, St. Louis, USA

    Harnessing innate immunity in the therapy of neurodegeneration and cancer

    Host: Lars Dölken


    Stephan Rosshart, Freiburg

    Born to be wild – of mice and men and natural microbiota

    Host: Niklas Beyersdorf


    John Ziebuhr, Gießen

    The complex and unique enzymology of coronavirus RNA synthesis – an update

    Host: Sibylle Schneider-Schaulies


    Chris Benedict, La Jolla, USA

    Dissecting the CD4T cell response to cytomegalovirus

    Host: Lars Dölken

    WS 2019/20


    Caspar Ohnmacht, München

    Regulating the Regulators: Microbiome, Tregs and dendritic cells

    Host: Niklas Beyersdorf


    Luka Cicin-Sain, Braunschweig

    The latency of CMV in balance with the host immune system

    Host: Lars Dölken


    Bernhard Nieswandt, Würzburg

    Ischaemic stroke: a thrombo-inflammatory disease?

    Host: Manfred Lutz


    Andreas Pichlmair, München

    Intracellular organization of the innate immune response – and its disturbance by viruses

    Host: Christine Krempl


    12:00 c.t.

    Sigrun Smola, Homburg/Saar

    Immunopathogenesis of HPV-driven carcinogenesis and prospects for immunotherapy

    Host: Sibylle Schneider-Schaulies/Lars Dölken


    Tobias Lenz, Plön

    Trade-offs between pathogen resistance and autoimmunity shape genomic variability of MHC immune genes

    Host: Thomas Herrmann


    Christian Drosten, Berlin

    RNA virus diversity and emergence: insights from reservoir studies
    Host: Sibylle Schneider-Schaulies

    Mi, 29.01.20

    17:00 s.t.

    Frank Horling, Krems, Austria

    Development strategies for therapeutic proteins: from early research to market authorization

    Host: Niklas Beyersdorf


    Burkhard Becher, Zürich, CH

    The T cell phagocyte interface in inflammation

    Host: Manfred Lutz


    Jürgen Groll, Würzburg

    Biofabrication: Status of the field and activities at FMZ

    Host: Sibylle Schneider-Schaulies

    SS 2019



    Percy Knolle, TU München

    Metabolic activation of CD8 T cells in the liver causing tissue damage

    Host: Wolfgang Kastenmüller


    Elisa Monzon-Casanova, Babraham Institute, Cambridge

    Essential roles for the RNA-binding proteins PTBPs during lymphocyte development and effector functions

    Host: Thomas Herrmann

    Wednesday, 22.05.19

    Adam Grundhoff, Hamburg

    Repressive chromatin states and herpesvirus latency establishment: Who is in the driving seat?

    Host: Lars Dölken


    Thomas Pietschmann, Hannover

    Genetic determinants of severe respiratory syncytial virus infection in infants

    Host: Sibylle Schneider-Schaulies


    Nicola Gagliani, UKE Hamburg

    CD4 T cell functional heterogeneity and plasticity: Understanding immune homeostasis and its underlying mechanisms

    Host: Georg Gasteiger, Niklas Beyersdorf


    Melanie Brinkmann, Braunschweig

    Meticulous and multifaceted: How Herpesviruses fine tune the innate immune response

    Host: Lars Dölken


    Peter Murray, MPI für Biochemie Martinsried

    Myeloid metabolism and immune control

    Host: Manfred Lutz


    Steeve Boulant, Heidelberg

    Importance of type III interferon and cellular polarity on host/enteric pathogen interaction at intestinal epithelium

    Host: Thomas Hennig


    Ralf Bartenschlager, Heidelberg

    Flaviviridae - host cell interactions: A tale of proteins, lipids and RNA

    Host: Sibylle Schneider-Schaulies

    WS 2018/19


    Stefan Jordan, New York

    Metabolism, Microbiome and Immunity: Food energy regulates circulating monocytes.

    Gastgeber: Lars Dölken/Georg Gasteiger


    Pierre Vantorout, London  -  Vortrag fällt aus!


    Oliver Kurzai, Würzburg

    From Immune Recognition of Fungal Pathogens towards Personalized Medicine

    Gastgeber: Lars Dölken/Sibylle Schneider-Schaulies


    Adam Grundhoff, Hamburg

    Vortrag fällt aus!


    Susanne Stutte, München

    Type-1-interferon suppresses appetite, induces malnutrition and alters immune cell composition by interfering with the endocrine system

    Gastgeber: Wolfgang Kastenmüller


    Loretta Tuosto, Rom

    Human CD28 costimulatory molecule: pro-infammatory functions beyond a qualitative and quantitative support to TCR signals

    Gastgeber: Niklas Beyersdorf


    Neva Caliskan, Würzburg

    Translating viral and cellular frameshift genes one codon at a time

    Gastgeber: Lars Dölken


    17:15 Uhr

    Friedemann Weber, Giessen

    Induction and suppression of the interferon response by segmented negative-sense RNA viruses

    Gastgeber: Jürgen Schneider-Schaulies

    SS 2018

    Ort: Hörsaal des Instituts für Virologie und Immunbiologie

    Zeit: Montag, 16:15 Uhr


    Wolfgang Tüting, Magdeburg

    Redirecting antiviral host defense against cancer

    Gastgeber: Wolfgang Kastenmüller



    Simone Becattini, New York

    Host-microbe symbiosis in the gut: a two-sided story

    Gastgeber: Georg Gasteiger


    Jan Rohr, Freiburg

    T cell cooperativity shapes antigen-specific immune responses Gastgeber: Niklas Beyersdorf


    Klaus Osterrieder, Berlin

    (Bi) codon deoptimization in herpes- and influenza viruses: a way to new modified live virus vaccines?

    Gastgeber: Sibylle Schneider-Schaulies


    Andrew MacDonald, Manchester

    Dendritic cells and macrophages in promotion and regulation of type 2 inflammation

    Gastgeber: Manfred Lutz


    Frank Kirchhoff, Ulm

    Relevance beyond HIV: novel antiretroviral restriction factors

    Gastgeber: Lars Dölken


    WS 2017/18

    Ort: Hörsaal des Instituts für Virologie und Immunbiologie

    Zeit: Montag, 16:15 Uhr



    Constanze Bonifer

    Mechanistic insights into aberrant chromatin reprogramming in acute myeloid leukaemia

    Gastgeber: Edgar Serfling (Pathologisches Institut)


    Tobias Bald, Brisbane, Australia

    Tumor immunoevasion by conversion of effector NK cells into type 1 innate lymphoid cells

    Gastgeber: Georg Gasteiger


    Kerstin Brinkmann

    Loss of miR17~92 (onco-miR) causes BIM-dependent cell death of early haematopoietic stem cells

    Gastgeber: Edgar Serfling (Pathologisches Institut)


    Veit Buchholz, München

    Studying adaptive immune responses by fate mapping of individual lymphocytes in vivo

    Gastgeber: Georg Gasteiger


    Christoph Scheiermann, München

    Circadian rhythms in the immune system

    Gastgeber: Niklas Beiersdorf


    Markus Feuerer, Regensburg

    Regulatory T cells in tissues

    Gastgeber: Niklas Beyersdorf


    Wolfgang Schamel, Freiburg

    Mechanisms of abTCR and gdTCR activation: from signalling to new cancer immunotherapy concepts

    Gastgeber: Thomas Herrmann


    Stipan Jonjic, Rijeka, Croatia

    Brain-resident memory CD8 T cells induced by congenital CMV infection prevent brain pathology and virus reactivation’’

    Gastgeber: Lars Dölken



    15:15 Uhr

    Stephan Becker, Marburg                                   

    Transcription and replication of filoviruses

    Gastgeber: Sibylle Schneider-Schaulies


    17:00 Uhr

    Elvira Mass, Bonn

    Is Neurodegenerative Disease a Kind of Cancer?

    Gastgeber: Wolfgang Kastenmüller

    SS 2017

    Virologisches und Immunologisches Kolloquium SS 2017

    Ort: Hörsaal des Instituts

    Zeit: 16:15 Uhr

    Die, 16:15 Uhr


    Roberto Cattaneo, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

    New viruses as anticancer weapons: the measles paradigm

    Gastgeber: Sibylle Schneider-Schaulies

    Do, 16:15 Uhr


    Julia Jellusowa, Freiburg

    Integration of cell signaling with metabolism in B cells

    Gastgeber: Edgar Serfling


    Jochen Hühn, Braunschweig

    Decision-making during T cell differentiation: epigenetics and more...

    Gastgeber: Thomas Kerkau

    Mi, 13:30 Uhr 10.05.17

    Georg Nagel, Würzburg

    Channelrhodopsin et al.: Microbial Optogenetic Actuators

    Gastgeber: Sibylle Schneider-Schaulies


    Utz Fischer, Würzburg

    mRNA biology: lessions from viral infections and genetic diseases

    Gastgeber: Lars Dölken


    Immo Prinz, Hannover

    Adaptive immune responses of human γδ T cells in response to CMV

    Gastgeber: Thomas Herrmann

    Do,16:00 Uhr HS Toxi


    Nathaniel Landau, New York, USA

    Innate host defenses against HIV

    Gastgeber: Thomas Hünig


    Frank van de Veerdonk, Nijmegen, Netherlands

    Epigenetic reprogramming of monocytes during infection and inflammation

    Gastgeber: Manfred Lutz


    Britta Brügger, Heidelberg

    Investigating protein-lipid interactions within membranes

    Gastgeber: Sibylle Schneider-Schaulies


    Virologisches und Immunologisches Kolloquium WS 2016/2017

    Ort: Hörsaal des Instituts

    Zeit: 16:15 Uhr



    Bryan Cullen, Durham, USA

    Post-transcriptional regulation of viral gene expression

    Gastgeber: Lars Dölken

    Dienstag, 18.10.16

    18:00 Uhr

    Martin Turner, Cambridge, UK

    Regulation of lymphocyte differentiation by RNA-binding proteins

    Gastgeber: Lars Dölken

    Ort: IMIB, Josef-Schneider-Str. 2, D15 Seminarraum D15.01.002-004


    Matthias Eberl, Cardiff, UK

    Local γδ T cell responses: protection versus tissue damage

    Gastgeber: Thomas Herrmann


    Paul Lehner, Cambridge, UK

    Genetic and Proteomic Approaches to Viral Evasion

    Gastgeber: Lars Dölken

    Donnerstag, 24.11.16

    Katrin Singethan, München

    The experience of field work – working in the Ebola-torn country Guinea with the European mobile lab (Emlab) project

    Gastgeber: Christiane Prifert


    Thomas Blankenstein, Berlin

    The power of adoptive T cell therapy

    Gastgeber: Thomas Hünig


    Gerd Sutter, München

    Vector vaccination against emerging zoonotic infections: From animal models to clinical evaluation

    Gastgeber: Lars Dölken


    Armin Saalmüller, Wien, Österreich

    Porcine CD4+ T lymphocytes

    Gastgeber: Niklas Beyersdorf


    Roland Martin, Zürich, Schweiz

    Immune pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis

    Gastgeber: Thomas Hünig


    Oliver Fackler, Heidelberg

    Actin dynamics in TCR signaling and HIV infection

    Gastgeber: Sibylle Schneider-Schaulies


    Jolanda de Vries, Nijmegen, Niederlande

    Efficacy of dendritic cell vaccines in melanoma patients determined by tumor infiltrating T cells and inhibitory myeloid cells

    Gastgeber: Manfred Lutz

    Mittwoch, 22.02.17

    Alessandra Cambi, Nijmegen, Netherlands

    Cytoskeleton remodelling in dendritic cell migration: from nano to mesoscale

    Gastgeber: Sibylle Schneider-Schaulies

    SS 2016 

    25.04.2016     Axel Kallies, Melbourne

    Molecular regulation of lymphocyte tissue residency


    23.05.2016     Wolfram Brune, Hamburg

    Manipulation of the DNA damage response by cytomegalovirus and consequences for host cell fitness


    13.06.2016     John Sinclair, Cambridge

    Latency of human cytomegalovirus in the myeloid lineage - can the latent reservoir be targeted therapeutically?


    20.06.2016     Michelle Linterman, Cambridge

    The cellular composition of the human immune system is shaped by age and



    21.06.2016     Thomas Rudel, Würzburg

    miRNA-mediated cell organelle integrity during Chlamydia infection


    27.06.2016     Lucy Walker, London

    Control of T cell dependent autoimmunity via the CTLA-4 pathway


    12.07.2016     Marcus Altfeld, Hamburg

    NK cell mediated recognition of HIV-1-infected cells


    WS 2015/2016

    Andrew MacDonald, Manchester, GB
    Dendritic cells: central players in coordination of Type 2 inflammation

    Beate Sodeik, Hannover
    Herpes Simplex Virus – A hitch hiker’s guide through the cell

    Peter Friedl, Nijmegen, NL
    Serial killing of cancer cells by cytotoxic T cells

    Stephan Ehl, Freiburg
    Immunopathology as a consequence of immunodeficiency: a paradox?

    Elga de Vries, Amsterdam, NL
    The neurovascular unit in heath and disease: the role of sphingolipids

    Martin Ludlow, Hannover
    Viral determinants of morbillivirus cross-species infections

    Bruno Silva-Santos, Lissabon, PT
    γδT cells in cancer immunology and immunotherapy

    Eva Wolf, München
    New-era in HIV infection: A cure in sight?

    Hartmut Hengel, Freiburg
    Cytomegalovirus (CMV)-encoded FcγReceptors: Novel Modulators at the Interface of Innate and Humoral Immunity

    Claudia Kemper, London, GB
    Unexpected roles for innate immunity in the regulation of human Th1 responses


    SS 2015


    Luis Graca, Lissabon, Portugal

    Multiple regulatory pathways leading to immune tolerance



    Klaus Dornmair, München

    Disease-related B- and T-cells and their targets in multiple sclerosis



    Andreas Villunger, Innsbruck, Österreich

    Bcl2 family proteins in lymphocyte development


    Ulrich Kalinke, Hannover

    Anti-viral interferon responses in periphery and brain


    Klaus Überla, Erlangen

    Overcoming a bias in the quality of the HIV Env antibody response by intrastructural help


    Nicholas Proudfoot, Oxford, UK

    Coupling transcription to RNA processing in mammals: making mechanistic sense of genomic analysis


    Bernard Vanhove, Nantes, France

    Immunomodulation with CD28 antagonists



    Karl-Sebastian Lang, Essen

    Enforced viral replication in antiviral immune response


    Peter O’ Hare, London, UK 

    New insight into host responses to virus infection: 

    Revising the single step growth cycle



    WS 2014/2015


    24.09.2014: Michaela Gack, Boston, USA

    Mechanisms of RIG-I-like Receptor Activation and Manipulation by Paramyxoviruses


    06.10.2014: Tim Hughes, Cardiff, UK

    Complement and Atherosclerosis


    03.11.2014: Andrea Ablasser, Lausanne, Switzerland

    The role of intracellular DNA sensing mechanisms in pathogen-triggered innate immunity


    01.12.2014: Georg Schett, Erlangen

    Why does inflammation stop in gout? - A new mechanism for resolution of inflammation


    08.12.2014: Oliver Fackler, Heidelberg

    Host-Cell Interactions of HIV-1


    09.03.2015: Brigitta Stockinger, London, UK

    Fate decisions of IL-17 and IL-22 producing T cells

    SS 2014

    14.04.2014: Dietmar Zehn, Lausanne

    T cell differentiation in chronic infection and autoimmunity


    28.04.2014: Veronika von Messling, Langen

    Morbillivirus-host interactions: Getting in, around, and out


    12.05.2014: Friederike Berberich-Siebelt, Würzburg

    The importance – and unimportance – of NFAT for CD4+ Treg cells


    26.05.2014: Stéphane Emiliani, Paris

    A novel LEDGF/p75-associated complex regulates HIV latency


    02.06.2014: Nathaniel R. Landau, New York

    SAMHD1 restriction of HIV-1: Starving the Virus


    03.06.2014: Christopher S. Sullivan, Austin, Texas

    RNAi: a tool for the enemy during viral infection of mammalian cells


    16.06.2014: Alex Scheffold, Berlin

    Human T cells sensing environmental antigens


    30.06.2014: Christian Münz, Zürich

    Human tumorvirus infection and immune control in vivo


    08.07.2014: Alexander Steinkasserer, Erlangen

    The CD83 molecule: A viral target for immune escape - its soluble form induces regulatory T cells

    WS 2013/2014

    14.10.2013: Onur Boyman, Zürich

    Cytokine-based regulation of immune responses


    04.11.2013: Marc Schmidt-Supprian, Martinsried

    The role of TCR expression for identity, homeostasis and function of mature NKT and regulatory T cells


    25.11.2013: Ildiko van Rhijn, Utrecht

    T cell recognition of mycobacterial lipids


    27.11.2013: Martin Röcken, Tübingen

    Cancer immune control beyond killing: the strict requirement of immune-induced senescence for cancer control


    02.12.2013: Andreas Pichlmair, München

    Recognition of viral RNA by IFIT proteins


    09.12.2013: Francesca Granucci, Milano

    Mechanisms and consequences of NFAT signaling pathway activation downstream of PRRs in innate immune cells


    20.01.2014: Thomas Dobner, Hamburg

    Adenoviruses: dual model in virus-host interactions


    27.01.2014: Kevin Maloy, Oxford

    Innate immune receptor circuits in intestinal homeostasis


    17.02.2014: Leo James, Cambridge

    Intracellular antibodies - in the wrong place, at the right time


    24.02.2014: Ben Berkhout, Amsterdam

    HIV-1 studies: from the nucleotide composition of its RNA genome to establishment of the viral reservoir.


    17.03.2014: Ulf Dittmer, Essen

    The role of Tregs in chronic viral infections

    SS 2013

    18.03.2013:           Christian Kurts, Uni Bonn

    "Role of dendritic cells in renal disease" 


    22.04.2013:           Andrea Kreß, Erlangen

    "Modulation of the host cell by HTLV-1/Tax"


    13.05.2013:           Gülsah Gabriel, Hamburg

    "Good and Bad Importins Provide a Driving Force for Interspecies Transmission of Avian Inflluenza Viruses" 


    03.06.2013:           Günter Weiss, Innsbruck

    "Linkage of iron homeostasis to anti-microbial immune response" 

    17.06.2013:           Michael Lohoff, Marburg

    "Interferon-Regulatory Factors and T-cell subset differentiation"


    24.06.2013:           Olivier Schwartz, Paris 

    "The Virology and Immunology of HIV cell-to-cell transmmission"


    01.07.2013:           Matthias Gunzer, Essen

    "Infection immunology in real time"


    08.07.2013:           Max Löhning, Berlin

    "Lymphocyte differentiation and immunological memory in viral infections"

    WS 2012/2013


    29.10.2012:           Jörg Wischhusen, Würzburg

    "Interactions between natural killer and breast cancer cells: elimination, escape and enhanced tumorigenicity"


    05.11.2012:           Heiner Schaal, Düsseldorf

    „Regulation of HIV-1 gene expression“


    12.11.2012:           Michael Sixt, Klosterneuburg (Austria)

    "Mechanisms of Leukocyte Chemotaxis"


    03.12.2012:           Immo Prinz, Hannover

    "What IL-17 producing gd T cells can do for you"


    10.12.2012:           Christian Kurts, Bonn

    "Role of Dendritic Cells in Kidney Disease"


    28.01.2012:           Max Löhning, Berlin    Fällt aus! Cancelled!

    "Lymphocyte differentiation and immunological memory in viral infections"


    SS 2012

    11.04.2012 Hiroaki Azukizawa, Osaka (Japan)
    Immature B cell-like circulating lymphoid cells express keratin 5 ectopically and present exogenous antigen comparable to plasmacytoid dendritic cells


    16.04.2012 Kai-Michael Töllner, Birmingham (UK)
    Differentiation of plasma cells and the role of antibodies for affinity maturation


    23.04.201 Jan Münch, Ulm
    Natural inhibitors and enhancer of HIV-1 infection


    14.05.2012 David Sansom, Birmingham (UK)
    The role of CTLA-4 in regulating T cell responses


    04.06.2012 Alessandra Cambi, Nijmegen (NL)
    Biophysics of virus binding and entry: nanoscale organization and dynamics of DC-SIGN 


    11.06.2012 David Raulet, Berkley (USA)
    Role of the NKG2D immunoreceptor in host defense and inflammation 


    02.07.2012 Adrew Lever, Cambridge (UK)
    Getting intimate with HIV - Structures and functions of lentiviral RNA genomes


    09.07.2012 Martin Löchelt, HeidelbergFoamy viruses: ancient and unconventional retroviruses

    WS 2011/12

    07.11.2011 Adrian Liston, Leuven (B)
    Quantitative and qualitative asymmetric control immune regulation by Foxp3+ regulatory T cells


    14.11.2011 Claudia Berek, Berlin
    Eosinophils are required for long-term survivial of plasma cells


    28.11.2011 Thomas Boehm, Freiburg
    The thymus: 500 million years in the making


    05.12.2011 Stephan Becker, Marburg
    Replication and morphogenesis of filoviruses


    19.12.2011 Oliver Keppler, Heidelberg
    Catch me if you can - HIV-1´s strategies to evade the intrinsic immune control


    17.01.2012 Hanspeter Pircher, Freiburg
    Anti-viral immunity analyzed in the LCMV infection model in mice


    23.01.2012 Matthias Goebeler, Würzburg
    Innate immunity and contact hypersensitivity


    30.01.2012 Thomas Mertens, Ulm
    Monitoring of CMV therapy and resistance


    06.02.2012 Stephan Gadola, Southhampton (UK)
    Lipid presenting CD1 proteins and the immune system: Jacks of all trades



    SS 2011

    Giulia Casorati, Mailand
    Leukemia immunesurveillance by CD1-restricted T-cells specific for self-lipid antigens

    25.07.2011, 14:00 Uhr, Seminarraum S 268
    Paolo Dellabona, Mailand
    Control of iNKT cell development and function by miRNAs and tonic CD1d stimulation

    13.07.2011 - 17:00!!!
    Ralph Nanan, Sydney
    Transplacental immunology: Can mothers influence their child´s immune system during pregnancy?

    Manfred Kopf, Zürich
    Latest clues in the regulation of T and B cell responses by IL-21

    Alexandra Trkola
    , Zürich --15:00 Uhr !!
    Shedding light on HIV neutralization

    Philippe Plattet, Bern 
    Insights into Morbillivirus cell entry

    Hartmut Hengel
    , Düsseldorf
    New insights into strategies of cytomegalovirus persistency

    Sigrun Smola
    , Homburg/Saar
    Innate Immunity in Human Papillomavirus-associated Carcinogenesis

    Natalio Garbi,
    Regulation of dendritic cell development 

    Martina Deckert, Kassel
    Cell type-specific immune reactions in autoimmune inflammatory diseases of the nervous system

    between WS 2010/2011 and SS 2011

    Goedele Maertens, London
    Structural biology of retroviral integration (beginn at 16:00!)

    WS 2010/2011

    Christian Drosten, Bonn
    Bats as reservoirs of emerging viruses

    David Vöhringer, München
    Regulation of allergic inflammation and protective immunity against hookworms

    Jean-François Eléouët, INRA France
    Respiratory syncytial virus RNA polymerase: structural and functional analysis and search for inhibitors

    Thomas Wekerle, Wien
    Transplantation tolerance through mixed chimerism: is the glass half full or half empty

    Peter Collins, NIH USA
    To be announced

    Thomas Göbel
    , München
    The chicken leukocyte receptor complex, a gene family gone wild

    Erich Gulbins, Düsseldorf    
    Ceramide in molecular medicine

    Ayalew Mergia
    , Univ. of Florida, Gainsville
    Caveolin-1: Does it have any role in HIV infection?

    Gabriela Riemekasten, Berlin
    Systemic lupus erythematosus: a prototypic disease of IL-2deficiency and possible therapeutic consequences