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Institute of Immunology (IfI)

PD Dr. Michael R. Knittler

Laboratory head

Foto: PD Dr. rer. nat. Michael R. Knittler

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Telephone: +49 38351 7-1170, -1286
Fax: +49 38351 7-1151
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Address
Südufer 10
17493 Greifswald - Insel Riems

PD Dr. rer. nat.

 

Scientific interests and current research topics of the laboratory

  • Cell biological and biochemical studies on MHC class I-mediated antigen presentation in the context of model viruses and bacteria.
  • Studies on the function of proprotein convertases in antigen processing.
  • Biochemical analysis of the biogenesis, structure and function of the antigenic peptide transporter TAP.
  • Studies on the “immune evasion” strategies of bovine viruses and bacteria.
  • Molecular biological studies on the regulation of protein expression of antigen presenting cells.
  • Development and establishment of model systems for the analysis of the immune response in ruminants..

Scientific career

Stations

1983-1990

Studies of Biology at the University of Cologne

1989-1990

Diploma thesis at the Institute for Biochemistry, University of Cologne (Prof. Dr. L. Jaenicke)

1990

Diploma in Biology

1990-1994

Ph.D. thesis in the Department of Immunology at the Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne (Priv.-Doz. Dr. I. Haas / Prof. Dr. K. Rajewsky)

1992-1994

Ph.D. fellowship holder of the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds

1993-1994

Research project at the Biochemistry Centre Heidelberg (BZH), University of Heidelberg (Priv.-Doz. Dr. I. Haas / Prof. Dr. F. Wieland)

1994

Ph.D. in Biology

1994-1995

Post-Doctoral fellow at the BZH, University of Heidelberg

1995-1999

Post-Doctoral fellow at the Department of Cell Genetics, Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne (Prof. Dr. J. Howard)

2000-2006

Group leader at the Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne

2003

Habilitation at the University of Cologne

2005 & 2006

Teaching award of the Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne

2005-2006

Coordinator of the Ph.D. program of the Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne

2006-2011

Group leader at the Institute of Immunology / Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute / Tübingen

Seit Juni 2011

Group leader at the Institute of Immunology / Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute / Island of Riems

2013

Habilitation transfer to the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald