September 2020:  Our paper on SARS-COV-2 is published !

SARS-CoV-2 specific T-cell responses and correlations with COVID-19 patient predisposition.
Sattler A, Angermair S, Stockmann H, Heim KM, Khadzhynov D, Treskatsch S, Halleck F, Kreis ME, Kotsch K.  J Clin Invest. 2020 Aug 24:140965. doi: 10.1172/JCI140965. Online ahead of print.

November 2019:

We are seeking a highly motivated PhD (MSc. Biology, Bioscience, Biomedicine) candidate for our recent granted project with the DFG Priority Program "Innate Lymphoid Cells". The Position is granted for three years and will start early 2020.

Candidates are encouraged to apply now!

October 2019

New - Our latest manuscript on MAIT cell function:

The TL1A-DR3 Axis Selectively Drives Effector Functions in Human MAIT Cells.

Sattler A, Thiel LG, Ruhm AH, Souidi N, Seifert M, Herberth G, Kotsch K. J Immunol. 2019 Oct 18. pii: ji1900465

September 2018

Out now - The first clinical trial on peri-operative kidney perfusion with ATLG is published:

Graft Pre-conditioning by Peri-Operative Perfusion of Kidney Allografts With Rabbit Anti-human T-lymphocyte Globulin Results in Improved Kidney Graft Function in the Early Post-transplantation Period-a Prospective, Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial.

Ritschl PV, Günther J, Hofhansel L, Kühl AA, Sattler A, Ernst S, Friedersdorff F, Ebner S, Weiss S, Bösmüller C, Weissenbacher A, Oberhuber R, Cardini B, Öllinger R, Schneeberger S, Biebl M, Denecke C, Margreiter C, Resch T, Aigner F, Maglione M, Pratschke J, Kotsch K.

Front Immunol. 2018 Aug 24;9:1911

January 2018

We were honoured to welcome a delegation from the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan, Prof. Dr. Arshad Ali, who convinced himself from ongoing research projects in our group supported by the HEC.

November 2017:

Our group welcomes two new team members !


Watch our latest paper !

Deletion of the Activating NK Cell Receptor NKG2D Accelerates Rejection of Cardiac Allografts

Fabritius C, Ritschl PV, Resch T, Roth M, Ebner S, Günther J, Mellitzer V, Nguyen AV, Pratschke J, Sauter M, Klingel K and Kotsch K. Am J Transplant 2017

We invite you to the 12th Spring Meeting on Transplantation Immunology (DGfI) 11th-12th May 2017 in Berlin