Department of Molecular Pneumology
Universitätsklinikum Erlangen is a university hospital located in the city of Erlangen, Germany. Since its foundation in 1815, it has offered the highest standards of medicine, and incorporated the latest insights from medical research and state-of-the-art equipment into diagnosis and therapy. Its team of more than 9,400 employees, and deployed in approximately 50 different occupations, provides a wide range of services that aims to always ensure patients the best care.
Role in the project
UER will provide insights into the mechanisms of indoor air pollution synergies under the WP 4. Human and murine primary cells, cell lines and in vivo murine disease-models will be used to identify noxious pollutants and investigate the underlying immunological processes. The mechanisms will be further analyzed in precision cut lung slices. The latter method will allow the screening of different pollutants in an ex vivo test system. These in vitro and in vivo models will provide new insights into the synergistic effects of different pollutants in the airways.