Priority Research Area Infections

Host ­Determinants in Lung Infections

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Key Projects


  • Molecular basis of sex-dependency in vaccine efficacy


B cells

  • Elucidate the sex-specific role of B cells in TB
  • B cell development in the bone-marrow during chronic infection


Myeloid cells

  • Sex-specific regulation and function of monocytes and macrophages in TB
  • Sex-specific regulation of immunoproteasome function in lung infection (Meiners/Schneider)



  • Viral triggers of TB disease: Impact of influenza or MCMV on TB disease and Mtb-specific immunity