Tag: Immunology

An interdisciplinary research team from FAU and the Universities of Ulm and Würzburg, led by Prof. Falk Nimmerjahn, Chair of Genetics at FAU, has deciphered the mechanism by which intravenous immunoglobulins mediate the resolution of joint inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis.

Universitätsklinikum Erlangen is the first in the world to use CAR T-cells to successfully treat a patient suffering from a severe case of muscle inflammation (myositis). The disease is triggered by a malfunction in the immune system that leads to inflammation of the muscles and the risk of developing a very severe form of the disease is high.

To researchers working in the field of inflammatory diseases, Prof. Dr. Georg Schett is a very familiar name. For his outstanding scientific achievements, Schett, a physician at FAU, has now been awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize by the German Research Foundation (DFG), which is one of the most important prizes for research in Germany. The prize is worth up to 2.5 million euros, which Georg Schett can use for his research in the coming years.