Priority Research Area Chronic Lung Diseases
Immunology and Cell Biology
Mission Project Funding Techniques Publications Staff
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Silke Meiners
04537 / 188-5846
Our mission is to develop new therapeutic approaches for the treatment of chronic lung diseases. To this end, we investigate the regulation and function of the proteasome, the main protein degradation system in the cell. One research focus is on the immunoproteasome, a specialized type of proteasome in immune cells, which is key in regulating immune responses. We are testing specific immunoproteasome inhibitors in experimental models as a new treatment approach for pulmonary diseases.