February 2022

Our paper on the immune response after heterologous vs. homologous vaccination has been published in "Allergy"!

August 2021

Luise Erpenbeck has accepted a W3 professorship for "Translational and Experimental Immunodermatology" in the  Department of Dermatology of Münster. Anne Schmitz and Jason Holsapple have started as new PhD students in the lab. Meike Steinert has joined the team as our lab technician. 

August 2020

Luise Erpenbeck has been awarded one of three Else Kröner Clinician Scientist professorships in Germany. I feel very honoured!

June 2020

Elsa Neubert and Daniel Meyer were awarded the prize of the foundation council of the UMG for an outstanding publication! Both of these exceptional researchers have since decided to face new challenges - Elsa as a postdoc in Leiden, Daniel as a research attorney. 

January 2020

Thea Husar won the prestigious Kurt & Eva Hermann Fellowship of the Alfred Marchionini Foundation for her doctoral research project. 

October 2019

Antonia Gruhn received one of five research fellowships of the DSD (Deutsche Stiftung für Dermatologie) for her experimental thesis. 


Luise Erpenbeck received the GSK award for basic research. It is very motivating to see that we are on the right track with our research!


Daniel Meyer from the Kruss Lab, shared first author on our Nature Communications paper, has defended his PhD thesis today! Congratulations!


Luise Erpenbeck received the EMBO speaker's award for the best oral presentation at the conference "Novel Conceps in Innate Immunity". What a spectacular conference, so many fascinating topics - highly recommended for anybody working in innate immunity. 


After 3.5 years of hard work, but also after lots of fun together and of course after quite a few beautiful papers Elsa has very successfully defended her PhD thesis today! We are happy and proud to have Dr. Neubert in our group as a postdoc.


Elsa Neubert has been awarded the prestigious Egon Macher Award at the ADF 2019 for her publication "Chromatin swelling drives neutrophil extracellular trap release".  What a (well-deserved!) honour!  


Antonia gave a wonderful talk about the influence of substrate elasticity on neutrophil extracellular trap formation at the ADF (Akne Inversa AG) and presented her data during 2 poster walks!


Our Paper "Serum and serum albumin inhibit in vitro formation of Neutrophil Extracellular Traps (NETs)" has been accepted at Frontiers of Immunology! 


Our paper "Chromatin swelling drives neutrophil extracellular trap release" is now online at Nature Communications! Read the paper here:
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Our paper "Chromatin swelling drives neutrophil extracellular trap release" has been accepted at Nature Communications!!! 


Daniel (Kruss lab) won a poster prize at the Bunsen Tagung. Congrats!


Our paper "Control of integrin affinity by confining RGD peptides on fluorescent carbon nanotubes" by Elena Polo; Tadeusz Nitka, Elsa Neubert, Luise Erpenbeck, Lela Vukovic and Sebastian Kruss has been accepted. Congrats to all authors!