The Erpenbeck Lab

Welcome to our innate immunity and translational dermatology research group!

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Welcome to the Erpenbeck Lab

The Erpenbeck lab is interested in the role of the innate immune system - particularly neutrophilic granulocytes - in the pathogenesis of a variety of chronic and inflammatory diseases. We are located within the department of Dermatology, Allergology and Venereology (headed by Prof. Schön) of the University Medical Center (UMG) Göttingen and therefore have a certain emphasis on chronic dermatological diseases such as psoriasis or systemic lupus erythematosus. We are also interested in the interaction between tumor cells (particularly melanoma cells) with the innate immune system. 

We also have a strong focus on basic cellular functions such as the production of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs), which we study in close cooperation with the group of Sebastian Kruss at the department of Physical Chemistry of the University of Göttingen (The Kruss Lab).

Explore our recent paper: "Chromatin swelling drives neutrophil extracellular trap release", published at Nature Communications: