Tag Archives: neuroimmunology

DZNE – Connecting the mental health of Rhineland people with basic research

The new DZNE building in Bonn Probably most of you know the huge new DNZE building at the south end of the UKB campus at the Venusberg in Bonn. Our group, headed by Annett Halle, moved to the DZNE, which is part of the Helmholtz Society, in January this year. At the latest, the official inauguration by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel in March and … Continue reading DZNE – Connecting the mental health of Rhineland people with basic research »

Neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s Disease

People with dementia start to forget and often show changes in their abilities and personality. Over time the failure of short-term memory gradually turns into confusion about time and place, which may turn to depression or even aggressive behavior in later stages. In principle, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an advanced stage of dementia that gets progressively worse over time. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for around 50-70% … Continue reading Neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s Disease »

“Microglia in the Brain” – An outstanding conference for all microglia specialists

We as “microglia scientists“ work highly interdisciplinary. This is both exciting and challenging at the same time. We are neither neuroscience experts, nor immunology experts and this challenge becomes particularly apparent when you are planning to attend a conference. You have two possibilities: You can either attend neuroscience conferences, often together with a lot of electrophysiologists (Yes, I know: It is really great stuff they … Continue reading “Microglia in the Brain” – An outstanding conference for all microglia specialists »

Hannes Beckert – Neuroimmunology at Caesar

Hannes Beckert is a PhD student in the Neuroimmunology Group of Dr Annett Halle at the research center caesar. As an expert for confocal microscopy, he works on NLRP3 inflammasome activation.   In one sentence, what is your PhD project about? In my PhD thesis I investigate how changes of the intracellular milieu influence the NLRP3 inflammasome activation.   Where did you work before joining … Continue reading Hannes Beckert – Neuroimmunology at Caesar »