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UULM - Peters Thorsten

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senior researcher in the field of immunosenescence, will be leading the in vitro experimental part. Dr. Peters joined the group of Professor Karin Scharffetter-­‐Kochanek at the Dept. of Dermatology, first at Cologne University in 1999, and since 2003, at Ulm University, where he had the opportunity to analyze the role of leukocyte adhesion processes in balancing immune responses between functional immunity and immune diseases such as immunodeficiency, allergy and autoimmunity. Since 2008, PD Dr. Peters is associate research professor at the Dept. for Dermatology at Ulm University. His research group is supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) to investigate reactive oxygen-­‐dependent pathomechanisms in immune ageing. Apart from his scientific education, Dr. Peters is an MD and dermatologist with clinical experience in allergic diseases. Additionally, a research physician (post-­‐doc 24PM (2 people 12 PM each, one for the epidemiological (75% 16months=12PM) and one for the laboratory part (12PM))and two part-­‐ time technicians (one for the epidemiological part and one for the in vitro part(18PM (12months 100%, 12 months 50%) and one for the in vitro part (15PM) 33PM together) will be hired to support this work