TRON Seminars in Translational Oncology: Prof. Dietmar Zehn

Mainz, March 2018 – On March 15th, Prof. Dietmar Zehn from the Technical University of Munich, School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan, will be visiting Mainz in the context of our Seminars in Translational Oncology series (SITO). You are cordially invited to his talk at 5 pm in building 708 of the University Medicine Mainz.

The title of his talk is:

Subsets and T cell differentiation in chronic LCMV infection

The presentation is open to everybody.

Prof. Dietmar Zehn is a professor of Animal Physiology and Immunology. He earned a MD/PhD degree from the Humboldt University in Berlin in 2004, for having published papers on the antigen presenting capacity of dendritic cells. In the same year, he became a post-doctoral fellow of Michael J. Bevan in the Department of Immunology at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. There he investigated how the affinity of T cell receptors (TCR) for self- and foreign-peptide MHC-complexes impacts T cell responses. His key findings are that central and peripheral tolerance routinely fail to eliminate low affinity autoimmune T cells and that even very low affinity TCR and peptide-MHC interactions are sufficient to generate effector and memory T cells. His excellent expertise in the fields of immunology of infectious diseases, immunological self-tolerance, and cellular immunology has led to important scientific contributions.

For more information on the work of Dietmar Zehn please visit his websites at CHUV about Immune tolerance, T cell differentiation and effector and memory t cell differentiation.

His publication list can be viewed following this link.