Thurley group - Systems Biology of Inflammation

The mammalian immune response depends on the interaction and collaboration of many, highly individual cells. In particular, a network of interacting lymphocytes is critical for the course of an inflammatory response, which under certain circumstances can become self-sustained and thus evoke chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. We develop and apply mathematical modeling and data analysis techniques to investigate the regulation of immune responses, in close collaboration with physicians and immuno-biologists.

The Systems Biology of Inflammation group is located at the German Rheumatism Research Center (DRFZ) and funded by the Leibniz association and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

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New Postdoc and PhD student positions will be available soon. If you are interested, do not hesitate to contact us already.

Bachelor and master students are always welcome. We seek highly motivated students with a background in (bio-)physics, mathematics or systems biology. Projects typically include a combination of biological data analysis and mathematical modeling. We closely collaborate with wet-lab immunologists at the DRFZ. Please contact