About CRC 854


The central nervous system (CNS) is a non-lymphoid tissue, which is of special interest to CRC 854. Recent findings demonstrate that the brain and the immune system interact and influence each other's function constantly. However, the molecular and cellular communication processes mediating this exchange of information are largely unclear. The long-standing expertise of Magdeburg scientists in neuroscience and immunology offers the unique opportunity to approach this very important question in a joint effort. Several TWIN-projects, jointly headed by at least one immunologist and one neurobiologist, are an integral part of the research program of CRC 854.

CRC 854 aims to elucidate the molecular processes that regulate inter- and intracellular communication within the immune system by applying state of the art biochemical, cell and molecular biology techniques. In addition, we develop and apply new techniques for molecular and intravital microscopy to facilitate the analysis of cellular communication processes during physiological and pathophysiological immune reactions.