Professor Thomas Kufer - University of Hohenheim, Germany

Professor Thomas Kufer - University of Hohenheim, Germany

Location: 
Seminar Room 1
Start Time: 
Thu, 16/05/2019 - 11:00am
End Time: 
Thu, 16/05/2019 - 12:00pm

​Novel aspects of non-inflammasome NLR signalling in immunity

​Special seminar hosted by Associate Professor Seth Masters

Thomas obtained a PhD in cell biology from the Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried, Germany. He was a junior group leader at the Medical Microbiology and Hygiene department at the University of Cologne from 2007 before becoming a full professor and Head of the Department of Immunology at the University of Hohenheim in 2014.

Thomas’ group is particularly interested in the analysis of Nod-like receptors (NLRs). 22 members of this protein family have been identified in humans, although the function of most of these still remains elusive. The aim of their research is to provide a better understanding of the function of these proteins in the context of immune responses. To this end, they use immunological, biochemical and cell biological techniques and use model infection systems in vitro.