Food immunology

Medicine 3

Head of Department:
Prof. Dr. med. univ. Georg Schett

Nutrition and chronic diseases

Head: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Mario Zaiss

In our daily lives, the different compounds of our diet, in addition to serving as metabolic substrates, also directly modulate our immune functions. Mounting an immune response requires major changes to metabolic processes. At the same time, immune mediators (such as cytokines) also dictate changes in metabolism highlighting the close interplay of those two fields.

Thus, the aim of our immunometabolism-research group is to investigate the crosstalk of immunology, metabolism and nutrition to contribute to the prevention or resolution of inflammatory autoimmune diseases.

Selected publications of Prof. Dr. Mario Zaiss

 
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Staff:

Mario Zaiss
Kerstin Sarter
Carolin Brandl
Sébastien Lucas
Margarete Schimpf
Kerstin Dürholz
Franziska Steffen
Vugar Azizov
Michael Frech
Fabian Schälter
Harriet Morf
Laura Bucci
Pooja Uchil
Ippei Miyagawa
Eva Schmid