SFB 1009 Breaking Barriers - Welcome to our website

Infectious diseases and autoimmune or rheumatic disorders represent enormous medical and economic burdens to society. Common features of such inflammatory processes include their complexity and the frequent involvement of multiple organ systems. New strategies for therapy are urgently needed: Antibiotic therapy for infection is becoming increasingly restricted mainly due to the development of pathogen resistance, therapy against autoimmune and rheumatic diseases is still limited to mainly arbitrary suppression of inflammatory cytokines. Central to both infectious and inflammatory diseases are cellular barriers which, in physiological conditions, act to restrict pathogen entry and regulate immune cell surveillance of tissues. Uncontrolled breaching of such barriers is therefore fundamental to both infectious diseases as well as autoimmune and rheumatic disorders. This highlights the potential of targeting components of cellular barriers for future diagnostic, therapeutic or preventive strategies.

Jour-Fixe Meetings of all SFB scientists

The Jour-Fixe meetings of all SFB scientists take place on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 17:00 o'clock c.t. in the auditorium of the institute of medical microbiology. Guests are pretty welcome. Read also the respective thematic announcements in our appointment calendar.

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Pioneers in Cell Dynamics and Imaging

International leading scientists introduce their latest knowledge from basic research and clinic in a new ring lecture. The lectures take place on Mondays at 17.30 o'clock in the auditorium of the institute of physiological chemistry and Pathobiochemie, Waldeyerstrasse 15. Already from 17.00 o'clock there is opportunity for the intensive exchange with colleagues. 

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