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Colloquium in Pathophysiology Infectiology and Immunology: Martin Herrmann


12. Februar 2018
12:30 - 14:00

Hygiene Institute, Lecture Hall 2,
Kinderspitalgasse 15, 1090 Vienna 

Neutrophils in initiation and resolution of inflammation

Prof. Martin Herrmann, MD, PhD
Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen- Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany

Martin Herrmann is married and father of 4 children. He graduated from the Friedrich
Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany in Immunology in 1989 and
subsequently habilitated in 1997. He serves as an extraordinary professor in immunology and
autoimmunology at the FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg since 2004. Furthermore, Prof. Herrmann is
a visiting Professor at the West China Hospital of Medicine in Sichuan, China since 2015. His
interest in autoimmunity was recognized early on as Prof. Herrmann published a number of
striking articles in autoimmune research in involving systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE),
apoptosis and clearance of apoptotic cells, the formation of neutrophil extracellular traps
(NETs) and other neutrophil functions as well as research on musculoskeletal diseases like
gout and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Noteworthy contributions of Prof. Herrmann to the
scientific community not only include translational medical research, but also interdisciplinary
aspects combining chemistry, physics or material science with life sciences. His research led
to nearly 400 original publications and review articles. His devotion to train medical students,
life science graduates and bachelor/master students remains admirable and he is the speaker
of 2 graduate schools at the FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg.