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2017

Research Assistant Bioinformatics starting August 1st
Camille Soun started as a graduate student of BioImaging and worked as student assistant in our group from January until June 2017 . In the course of her work at our department, devising ways to master the innumerable research data, we have decided that it would make sense to set up the position of a Research Assistant with emphasis on Bioinformatics. Camille underwent the obligatory recruitment process and due to her outstanding skills in this area we are happy to welcome her on board as of August 1st, 2017.

PhD Doctorates
After nearly 5 years of relentless studying and researching, Akanksha Dixit managed her PhD defense successfully 29th May 2017 and has received her PhD certificate 11th July 2017. CONGRATULATIONS!

Bachelor Thesis
Beginning in April, Bachelor Student Nils Kirstein startet the practical section of his studies in our lab. He aims at studying alveolar macrophages during bacterial infections.   Nils will employ flow cytometry and fluorescence microscopy to study alveolar macrophages in vitro and in vivo.  Nils is being supported by our PhD student Kristina Zec.

PhD thesis "Crosstalk of Neutrophils and Macrophages" has started 
In January, Julia Volke has started her PhD thesis on the role of Macrophages in regulating the functionality of Neutrophils. This study was granted by the DFG and is a follow up story on the recent findings, which were published in our Cell Paper (doi:10.1016/j.cell.2014.01.006).

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2017

Publication in "Gut"
We are very proud to announce that our paper dealing with new findings regarding the postoperative Ileus was accepted in the renowned journal Gut (doi:10.1136/gutjnl-2017-313856). This study is headed by our PhD student Judith-Mira Pohl and we would like to thank all coauthors for their valuable contribution. Please find the press announcement (German version) regarding the paper "Irf4-dependent CD103+CD11b+ dendritic cells and the intestinal microbiome regulate monocyte and macrophage activation and intestinal peristalsis in postoperative ileus."

Research Seminar of the Medical Research Centre
The new semester has started and we are pleased to announce the schedule of the Research Seminar of the Medical Research Centre. You can find the program here.

Development of SCHNELL
Our Bioinformatic group, Camille, has started to develop SCHNELL, a program to Statistically Compute Histology Networks to Enable Leukocyte Localization.

MALDI Imaging Data in collaboration with the ZeTeM in Bremen
In collaboration with the ZeTeM, we could generate first proteome data on UPEC-infected urinary bladders by MALDI Imaging. This is a first milestone for finding novel biomarkers in this frequent infection.