01.01.2018 Misol-Ha Velasco Cardenas joins our department as a new PhD student working in the EN-ACT2ING consortium of the
EU. Welcome to Freiburg!!
31.12.2017 After having contributed to the success of our department for many years, Gina Fiala leaves us for a postdoc to
Portugal. Good luck Gina!
07.12.2017 Susana Minguet receives the CCI-Prize for the best publication of 2017 for the study published in Nature Immunology
on the role of Caveolin in the functioning of the BCR 2017
06.12.2017 Wolfgang Schamel is co-PI with Burkhart Schraven and Luca Simeoni in a project within the third funding period of the
SFB854. The project will start in January 2018.
05.12.2017 Wolfgang Schamel receives a Guy Newton fellowship to do his sabbatical at the Dunn school of Pathology in Oxford,
01.12.2017 We participated in the 1st Annual Meeting of the Upper Rhine Immunology Group in Illkirch. Nice science, nice time
24.11.2017 The third funding period of the SFB-850 is awarded! Susana Minguet is newly integrated is this funding period as PI.
25.10.2017 Together with Bodo Grimbacher we organized the 12th Freiburg Immunology Meeting.
27.10.2017 Susana Minguet and Miriam Hils collaborated with Kristina Schachtrup in the last publication of her group, regarding
the role of regulatory T cells in chronic infections. Thanks for such a nice working together!
18-20.10.2017 We all participated in the Signals From the Invisible Symposium in Freiburg organized by SGBM-BIOSS. Great meeting,
great science and great organization, thanks! http://www.sfti2017.de/
15.10.2017 Together with the labs of Michael Reth (Freiburg) and Balbino Alarcon (Madrid) we spent 2 days in the black forest for
a combined lab retreat, including visit to the silver mines in Schauinsland.
12.10.2017 Signalhaus symposium with BBQ, really nice time together and great science sharing!
28.09.2017 Sophie Pfeiffer receives her Bachelor degree.
27.09.2017 International impact of our investigations. The leading portal dedicated to innovation, innovaspain, has recently
interviewed Susana Minguet, regarding the her most recently published results in Nature Immunology.
12-14.09.2017 We participated in the 47th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Immunology in Erlangen. Wolfgang and Susana
hold talks. It was a really exciting meeting!
05.09.2017 Our review with our Thailand friends on TCR interactions partners is published in Immunology. Thank you Sutatip
Pongcharoen and Jatuporn Ngoenkam.
01.08.2017 Marina Freudenberg and Wolfgang Schamel publish their story on the identification of the adenovirus receptor on
macrophages in mBio. We thank all the people that were involved.
31.07.2017 We had our annual time-together, we enjoyed a really nice boat-trip, walking and lunch together. It was great fun,
28.07.2017 Nada El Samra received the Alummi Prize 2017 for the best Master Thesis of the Faculty of Biology, congratulations
20.07.2017 Andreas Narr receives his Master degree.
27.06.2017 Susana Minguet and Andreas Narr published together with the group of Prof. Zeiser about the role of Byglycan in
organizing the tumor stroma and tumor cell invasiveness. Thanks Robert Zeiser for such a pleasant collaboration!
23.06.2017 Susana Minguet and Gina Fiala participated in the publication of the group of Prof. Reth investigating how the
proliferation to differentiation switch in B lymphocytes works. This work was published in Nature Immunolgy and it was
a great teamwork, thanks!
10.03.2017 Nada Al Samra receives her Master degree.
16.02.2017 Michael Damrat passes his Master thesis defence at the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy.
10.02.2017 Gina Fiala is granted with a Post-doctoral Marie Curie Fellowship! Congratulations!
07.02.2017 The kick-off meeting of the our European Union consortium EN-ACT2ING takes place in Madrid. An open PhD position
17.01.2017 Frederike Hartl successfully defends her PhD with „magna cum laude“. Well done!
01.01.2017 Susana Minguet has been selected for inclusion in the Elite Programme of the Baden-Württemberg Foundation. Very
2017: Marina Freudenberg was elected as a foreign fellow of The Learned Society, which is an association of distinguished
scholars of the Czech Republic.
14.12.2016 Together with Bodo Grimbacher we organized the 11th Freiburg Immunology Meeting.
06.12.2016 Schachtrup´s group publication in Cell Reports is on-line. Congratulations!
01.11.2016 Our brief review is accepted in the J Immunol. It develops a new concept on the allosteric regulation of the TCR. Thank
you Balbino and Thomas for your input.
01.10.2016 Niko Thorausch joins our department as a new PhD student. Welcome and good luck!
01.09.2016 Wolfgang Schamel joined the Advisory Board of TCR2 Therapeutics Inc., an immuno-oncology company located in
Cambridge, Massachusetts, developing novel T cell therapies that unleash the full signaling power of complete
T cell receptors (TCR).
22.07.2016 For her excellent PhD thesis Gina Fiala is awarded with the GEFI prize of the Faculty of Biology. Congrats!
22.07.2016 Sandra Hess is awarded with a prize to the best Master thesis of the year 2016 of the Faculty of Biology.
07.07.2016 Susana Minguet is accepted as member of the EIRA Mentoring program of the Faculty of Medicine, congratulations!
27.06.2016 To promote our paper on a LAT-deficiency in humans, Art Weiss publishes an “insights” note in J Exp Med.
19.06.2016 Gina Fiala, Anna Morath and Katrin Raute go to the γδ T cell conference in London.
01.05.2016 Our collaborative work on the identification and characterisation of the first human LAT deficiency is accepted in J Exp
Med. Thank you Klaus and Bärbel for the great cooperation.
31.04.2016 We are awarded with a grant of the European Union, to study T cell activation in a consortium lead by Hisse van
Santen. Thank you Hisse for all your great work.
08.04.2016 In a collaboration with Feng Wang and Mark Davis, our manuscript on the role of cholesterol-sulfate in TCR
nanoclustering is accepted in Nat Immunol. Thank you Feng and Mark for the great cooperation.
11.04.2016 We are so happy that our story on the role of cholesterol in regulating the CD3 conformational change in the TCR is
accepted in Immunity. It took so long to develop this story. Thank you Thomas Höfer and Balbino Alarcon for your
valuable contributions. Time to party!!
23.03.2016 The Weber lab and our lab hold a big competition in three Lasertag fights. Luckily we win 2:1, due to our training a
month before. Photos can be seen on the fun page.
20.02.2016 Katharina Rauch receives her PhD degree.
19.02.2016 Sandra Hess receives her Master degree.
03.02.2016 Iga Janowska receives her Master degree.
31.01.2016 Our collaborative work on role of Caveolin-1 regulating TCR signalling strength and T cell fate during GvHD is
accepted in Blood. We thanks Robert Zeiser and his lab for the great cooperation.
15.01.2016 For her J Exp Med paper on the role of Kidins220 in B cells Gina Fiala is awarded with the publication prize of the CCI in
01.01.2016 Katrin Raute, Anna-Maria Schaffer and Laurenz Herr join our department as new PhD students. Welcome and good
2016: Marina Freudenberg got Honoree of the Sheldon E. Greisman award. The award is given by the International Endotoxin
and Innate Immunity Society to an investigator (MD or PhD) in the clinical or basic sciences who has made substantial
and original contributions which have led to an increased understanding of the interactions between microorganisms
and innate immunity.
12.12.2015 Erna Mindrup receives her Diploma degree.
25.11.2015 Together with Bodo Grimbacher we organized the 10th Freiburg Immunology Meeting
12.11.2015 Our collaborative work on the role of Caveolin-1 deficiency on epithelial-mesenchymal transition and fibrosis during
peritoneal dialysis is accepted in EMBO Molecular Medicine, thanks to Raffaele and co-workers in Madrid.
07.11.2015 Many members of our department are invited to the big 30-years-Reth-group party. It was great fun. Thank you
28.10.2015 We helped Tilman Brummer’s lab to analyse a B-Raf mutated mouse. The manuscript is accepted in the EMBO J. Thank
you Tilman for the nice cooperation.
23.10.2015 Our biochemical paper on binding mechanism of Nck to the TCR is accepted in the J Immunol. Thank you Pussadee
Paensuwan and Sutatip Pongcharoen for the great cooperation.
14.08.2015 Our paper on the role of the membrane protein Kidins220 in B cell development and activation is accepted in J Exp
Med. We thank all collaborators who have contributed so enthusiastically.
03.08.2015 Lea Flachsmann and Hauke Weiss receive their Bachelor degree.
24.07.2015 Katrin Raute and Jan Mentzel are awarded with the prices to the best Master thesis of the year 2014 of the Faculty of
06.07.2015 Katrin Raute is selected as SGBM student on Track-1. Congratulations Katrin!
01.07.2015 A paper on a ZAP-70 mutation in humans, where we have contributed some experiments, is accepted in Clin Immunol.
Thank you Fabian Hauck and Stephan Ehl for the cooperation.
21.06.2015 Our long term collaborator and friend Balbino Alarcon come to visit us for a few days.
15.06.2015 Alexandra Menner receives her PhD degree.
15.06.2015 A manuscript in accepted in Nat Immunol, in which we helped the Knobeloch lab to characterize a USP8 knock out
mouse.Thank you Almut Dufner, Klaus-Peter Knobeloch and Marco Prinz for the good cooperation.
25.05.2015 The DFG decided to fund Susana Minguet´s research proposal for the next 3 years. Congratulations!
21.05.2015 The DFG decided to fund the Collaborative Research Center initiative: IMPATH. Thanks to all the members and
specially to Prof. Ehl for his great leadership
30.04.2015 After having been with us for one year to terminate her PhD experiments, Pussadee Paensuwan leaves us. We will miss
you and good luck in Thailand.
24.03.2015 A paper on light-regulated nuclear import by the Zurbriggen, Römer and Weber groups is accepted in ACS Synthet
Biol. Thank you Wilfried and Matias for the nice collaboration.
02.02.2015 Together with the lab of Paul Fisch we have characterized the gamma delta T cell malignancies of thymoma patients.
After long time, the story is accepted in J Immunol. Thank you Paul for this nice cooperation.
20.01.2015 A collaborative grant between S. Minguet and M. Zurbriggen will be funded by the “Innovationsfonds” program of
the University of Freiburg. Looking forward for working together!
19.12.2014 Esmeralda Beck receives her PhD degree.
15.12.2014 We have analysed the membrane microdomain localisation of TCR nanoclusters. The manuscript is accepted in Biochem
25.11.2014 Alina Rudorf receives her Master degree.
12.11.2014 We helped the Alarcon lab to characterize a knock in mouse in which the TCR cannot undergo the CD3 conformational
change. The paper is accepted in Sci Signaling. Thank you Balbino for the great cooperation.
07.11.2014 Katrin Raute receives her Master degree.
05.11.2014 Together with Bodo Grimbacher we organized the 9th Freiburg Immunology Meeting.
28.10.2014 Jan Mentzel receives her Master degree.
11.08.2014 Julia Anna Zimmermann receives her Bachelor degree.
30.07.2014 Liz Cerqueira and Nada Al-Samra receive their Bachelor degrees.
13.03.2014 Our collaborative study on the role of the two Nck isoforms Nck1 and Nck2 in human T cells is accepted in J Immunol
together with Sutatip Pongcharoen.
01.04.2015 Our co-edited special issue in BBA - Molecular Cell Research on "Nanoscale Membrane Organisation" is lauched
11.02.2015 Together with Stepahn Ehl, Freiburg, we publish findings of anti-viral immune responses under attenuated TCR
signalling in the J Immunol.
13.01.2015 Gina Fiala receives her doctoral degree with "summa cum laude".
19.12.2014 Esmeralda Beck receives her doctoral degree with "magna cuml laude".
02.12.2014 Our collaborative work with the group of Balbino Alarcon, Spain, on the role of the CD3 conformational change in T cell
development is published in Science Signalling.
01.08.2014 Anna Morath obtains the Alumni prize of the Faculty of Biology for her Diploma work.
01.08.2014 Miriam Hils gets the Alumni prize of the Faculty of Biology for her Master work.
02.07.2014 Qusai Al-Kayyal receives his Master degree
06.06.2014 Our paper on the CD3 conformational change in the gd TCR is published in Cell Reports; including a picture by Pashu
on the cover page.
26.03.2014 Our paper on the role of Nck1 and Nck2 in T cell activation in published in Cell Commun Signal. This was a cooperation
with S. Pongcharoen´s group from Thailand.
01.03.2014 Our collaboraive studiy with Balbino Alarcon´s group on the CD3e-Nck interaction is published in J Immunol.
07.01.2014 Our work with Hermann Eibel´s group on the nanoscale clusterin of the BAFFR is puglished in JACI
01.01.2014 We welcome Anna Morath as a new SGBM PhD student.
18.12.2013 Carina Zorzin receives her Master degree.
15.12.2013 The Zurbriggen and our group are awarded with a research grant from the University Freiburg.
06.12.2013 Our data-based simulation of BCR nanoclustering is published in Front. Immunol.
06.12.2013 The 29th BII Glögg party is held in parallel in Nice, France and in our lab.
29.11.2013 Kathrin Beck receives her docotral degree with “magna cum laude“.
25.11.2013 The SYBILLA Virtual T cell goes online.
24./25.10.2013 The BIOSS conference of nanoscale signalling that we co-organize is a big success.
18.09.2013 At the SYBILLA meeting in Oxford we decided that SYBILLA will continue.
30.09.2013 Our lab manager Thilo Bass leaves our lab after so many years, to work at the university clinics .
15.09.2013 Thomas Plum receives his Master degree.
01.08.2013 Our application to obtain a robotic station to generate signalling data is awarded by the German government.
15.05.2013 Our method to analyse lipid-protein interactions is published in Anal. Biochem.
01.03.2013 We publish the identification of Kidins220 as a novel T cell signalling protein in the J Immunol.
31.01.2013 Our big review on TCR nano-clustering is published in Immunol Rev.
15.01.2013 Jatuporn Ngoenkam from Thailand joins our lab for 3 month.
14.12.2012 We publish the lipid-based mechanism of TCR nanoclustering in J Biol Chem.
10.12.2012 For the first time our lab organizes a BII Glögg party.
23.10.2012 Our review on synthetic immunology is published in Curr Opin Biotechnol.
08.10.2012 Weng Fang from Stanford joins our lab for 2 weeks.
mid 2012 We move from the MPI to the Signalhaus at Freiburg University.