Project

Study of phagosomes of inflammatory dendritic cells as an intracellular platform to shape immune responses

Duration
01 October 2014 → 30 September 2018
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Immunology
    • Immunology
    • Immunology
Keywords
dentritic cell Immune response
 
Project description

Specialized cells of the immune system are able to recognize invading microbes as well as to initiate immune responses allowing to memorize and protect during following attacks. In this project we aim for a detailed analysis and functional characterization of the intracellular organelles (phagosomes) that enclose foreign material in one of these specialized immune cells (dendritic cells) during inflammation.