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Beatrice Jahn-Schmid
Dr. Beatrice Jahn-Schmid, PhD

Center for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology (Institute of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research)
Position: Associate Professor

ORCID: 0000-0002-7979-6667
T +43 1 40400-51330


Antigens, CD4; Genes, MHC Class I; Genes, MHC Class II; Granulocytes; T Cells

Research interests

My research interest within cellular immunology and allergology is focused on T cells and their interaction with antigen-presenting cells, esp. MHC/peptide-TCR- interactions, characterization of antigen-specific CD4 and CD8 positive T cells. Of special interest for me is the role of T cells in natural tolerance induction or by vaccination in allergen-specific immunotherapy. Moreover, we study the role of adjuvants and neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) in vaccination.

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

Tissue culture: Primary cell cultures, isolation of cell subsets with magnetic beads, establishment of antigen-specific T cell lines,  T cell cloning; isolation of granulocytes, NET-induction

A broad spectrum of biochemical, cell biological techniques (e.g. different proliferation assays, ELISA, FACS analyses, Western blots, RT-PCR, etc.).