Underneath our skin, battles are fought and won all the time. At the molecular level, organism and pathogens are locked in an evolutionary arms race that has resulted in an intricately complex and effective immune system. Using modern molecular techniques, we are unraveling the workings of this system down to the smallest levels. To enable us to use the power of the immune system in health and disease and to design interventions that help identify and overcome novel infections such as COVID-19 and other threats.
Using modern molecular techniques, Utrecht scientists are unraveling the workings of the immune system down to the smallest levels. A system as intricately complex and effective as the immune system requires a scientific effort that is likewise organised. In Utrecht we use a unique cocktail of technologies and disciplines to harness the power of the immune system in health and disease.
We're working on the Immunology website, for now you can find the community here:
Utrecht's research on immunology is connective and groundbreaking on multiple fronts. Connective because researchers work from various angles and research lines: viral and bacterial infections, autoimmunity, and cancer. Groundbreaking because, from these four themes, Utrecht has in recent years produced pioneering research lines, resulting in leading national and international networks. To foster cross-pollination, they come together in the thematic community of Immunology. We speak with Professor Jurgen Kuball and Associate Professor Esther Nolte-’t Hoen, chair and vice-chair of the newly founded community.
Board members play an active role in facilitating strategic positioning and visibility of the community. Selected from a cross-section of the community, they are positioned to bring talented people together and to stimulate multidisciplinary research that help to strengthen the community.