CRC1382 graduate school “Gut-Liver Axis” – PhD student at BSI congress

PhD student Andrea Leufgen presenting her work at BSI congress

From 30 November to 01 December 2021, Andrea Leufgen – a 3rd year PhD student at our “Gut-Liver-Axis” graduate school – joined the conference of the British Society for Immunology in Edinburgh.

During this UK’s leading immunology event, more than 1000 attendees exchanged their scientific thoughts. Andrea took full advantage of this by presenting her work within the session “Induction of immune tolerance”. Specifically she talked about “Intestinal and Hepatic Dendritic Cells in the Induction of Tolerogenic Responses”. In her project Andrea tries to determine how dendritic cells from the different organs of the gut-liver axis shape tolerogenic T cell responses and which signals and mechanisms are needed for this response.

“I am very happy I was able to attend the congress and given the opportunity to present my work in front of many leading scientists in the field of immunology. I left the conference with new scientific ideas and a boost of motivation for the upcoming final period of my PhD.”, Andrea said.

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