Research » Migration of human immune cellsOne of the aims of our Institute is to better understand the regulation of human immune cell migration patterns. For the isolation of any kind of immune cells we use a broad variety of purification technologies ranging from simple gradient purification and magnetic separation to multi-parametric fluorescent activated cell sorting (FACS). We determine migration in various environments like collagen- or fibrin-matrixes in vitro in response to cytokinetic stimuli and quantify the migration pattern using state-of-the-art autotracking software. We hope to gain from our research of immune cell migration further insights into disease development in order to help to find novel treatments for infectious and autoimmune diseases.
Researchers: Dr. Marc Schuster, Lea Bornemann, Charlyn Sobczak