The Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1160. “Immune-mediated pathology as a consequence of impaired immune reactions (IMPATH)” is a research consortium of clinical and basic immunologists exploring the basis of diseases mediated by the immune system.
The CRC sets out to challenge the traditional idea that an “overreaction” or “deviation“ of normal immune responses is pivotal to immune mediated pathology and that, consequently, immunosuppression is the appropriate therapeutic strategy for such disorders. Instead, the conceptual basis of the CRC is the idea that impaired immune reactions constitute a major prerequisite for immunopathology. This is what we call the “IMPATH paradox”. This paradox implies that immune reconstitution and/or immune stimulation rather than immunosuppression represent appropriate therapeutic principles for these forms of immunopathology.
On behalf of the boards of the CRC 1160 – IMPATH and the Center for Chronic Immunodeficiency (CCI), we are delighted to invite you to participate to the “From Paradigms to Paradoxes in Immunity and Immunopathology (PPII) International Conference” – to be held in Freiburg from 06-08 October 2022.
Thomas Boehm (B07N) is honoured for his outstanding research into the development and evolution of the immune system in vertebrates.
The event on 13.11.2021 offers the opportunity to receive up-to-date information on “The many facets of talent and scientific excellence in Freiburg” by renowned and young scientists.
The world is suffering from corona, however, this will not be the last threat by a zoonotic virus.
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