Priority Research Area Asthma and Allergy

Invertebrate Models

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German Research Foundation

WA 2972/2-2: Regulation and modulation of the innate immune response via neuronal and endocrine signals in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster

Funding period: 01.01.12 - 31.12.16



Leibniz Research Alliance EXASENS – "POC-Sensor Platform for chronic-inflammatory airway diseases" in cooperation with 8 additional Leibniz Institutes of Leibniz Health Technologies ; spokesperson: Prof. Jürgen Popp (IPHT, Jena)

  • Subproject, FKZ 13N13857, FZB "On-site exacerbation diagnostics in asthma & COPD: probes, models, analytes and capture systems" Coordinator (FZB): Prof. Heinz Fehrenbach (RG Experimental Pneumology) in cooperation with PD Dr. Andreas Frey (RG Mucosal Immunology and Diagnostic), Prof. Susanne Krauss-Etschmann (RG Early Life Origins of Chronic Lung Disease), Dr. Michael Wegmann (Asthma-Exacerbation & -Regulation)

Leibniz Association

Leibniz ScienceCampus "Evolutionary Medicine of the Lung (EvoLUNG)" in cooperation with Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Max-Planck Institute of Evolutionary Biology, Ploen; spokesperson (FZB): Prof. Dr. Stefan Niemann

  • Subproject RAII.2: "Deciphering the pathophysiological significance of serine peptidase inhibitor gene variants in asthma"

Leibniz Research Alliance Nanosafety in cooperation with 5 additional Leibniz Institutes (INM, IUF, IfADo, FZB, FIZ KA, KMRC); spokesperson (INM): Dr. Annette Kraegeloh

  • Subproject A3a:  "Effects of nanomaterials on epithelial immune responses in the non-vertebrate model system Drosophila melanogaster"