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Prof. Dr. med. Reinhold E. Schmidt


Department of Immunology and Rheumatology




Innate immunity, genetic risk factors for autoimmunity, inflammation and pathomechanisms, antigen presentation and autophagy, immunodeficiencies


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Our department deals with the ethiopathogenesis of primary and acquired immunodeficiencies, autoimmune diseases, in particular of the rheumatic area and infectious diseases, in particular the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, AIDS. We also develop new diagnostic systems and biomarkers especially for primary immunodeficiencies and autoimmunopathies, e.g. spondylarthropathies. In addition our department develops new therapeutics for the above mentioned diseases.