Inflammation and Consequences

  Peter Winandy

The focus Inflammation and Consequences assumes that there are basic organization principles of inflammation that run similarly in all organs.

Important goals include understanding the similarities and differences between inflammation processes in various organs and the chronic consequences of inflammation such as organ fibrosis, organ failure, and the development of malignoma on a molecular level. As a result, this focus is particularly important to a number of chronic and age-dependant diseases.

In the future the interaction between inflammation processes and mechanical stimuli will be more intensively investigated and understood (mechanobiology).

There are currently 33 departments and institutes involved in this focus.

This focus has a defining characteristic for the faculty, in that it was and is the single area that heads DFG collaborative research areas. The formation of a new SFB is a top priority for this focus.