"ImmunSinn": the source of our health

New special exhibition at the University Museum Bonn from 2 May to 30 June 2019

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Prof. Joachim L. Schultze (LIMES Institute) and Dr. Anette Christ (Institute for Innate Immunity): the two scientists from the Cluster of Excellence ImmunoSensation2 of the University of Bonn have supported the working out of the exhibition. (Photo: Volker Lannert / Uni Bonn)

The new Bonn exhibition "ImmunSinn" brings people closer to the central importance of the immune system as a key function for our health. The researchers of the Bonn Cluster of Excellence inform here and in the accompanying program, for example, about immunotherapy and technological progress in immunology, also about Alzheimer's disease and the influence of nutrition on our health. The show conveys her information via 3D models on the one hand and photos on the other hand, the first from the 1860s. The exhibition highlights milestones on the path to immunotherapy in the late 19th century, early 20th and 21st centuries. For example, the exhibition at the Bonn University Museum presents the doctor who first attempted to harness the power of the immune system to fight cancer through bacterial infection.

Three public lectures

Anyone wishing to learn more about the exhibition and get to know the researchers of the Cluster of Excellence is cordially invited to three public lectures at 6 pm in the University Museum:
May 23, Dr. Anette Christ,
The Effects of Western Diet on Our Health, Institute for Innate Immunity, Bonn University Hospital
June 6, Prof. Joachim L. Schultze,
Single Cell Genomics: From a Cell to the Patient, LIMES, University of Bonn
June 13, Prof. Michael Heneka,
Alzheimer's disease, Department of Neurodegenerative Diseases and Gerontopsychiatry at the University Hospital Bonn

Cluster of Excellence Immunosensation2

ImmunoSensation2 is one of the six excellence clusters of the University of Bonn and the only immunology cluster in Germany. It is funded under the DFG's Excellence Strategy.