Dr. Gunda Herberth

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Dr. Gunda Herberth

Wissenschaftlerin, Stellvertretende Departmentleiterin und Leiterin der Arbeitsgruppe “Immunregulation und Umweltfaktoren”

Department Umweltimmunologie
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung – UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig

Tel.: +49 341 235-1547

Gunda Herberth
Foto: Sebastian Wiedling/UFZ

Research Interests

• Influence of environmental exposures on the modulation of immune responses and the development of allergic diseases in prospective birth cohort studies
• Regulation of immune cell activity by environmental contaminants with focus on mucosal-associated invariant T cells (MAIT cells)
• Impact of disturbed T cell function (e.g. regulatory T cells, MAIT cells) on the development of health outcomes


Curriculum vitae / Scientific career

Since July 2020

Deputy Head of the Department of Environmental Immunology at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

2018 - 2020

Acting Head of the Department Environmental Immunology

Since 2018

Principle Investigator (PI) of the LINA study (LINA – Impact of prenatal lifestyle factors and environmental exposure on newborns allergy risk; prospective mother-child-cohort) and of the LISA cohort study (Multicenter prospective German cohort on lifestyle factors, immune system development and allergy)

Since 2008

Head of the research group “Environmental immune cell regulation” at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Department of Environmental Immunology and Core Facility Studies

Since 2004

Senior Scientist at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Department of Environmental Immunology and Core Facility Studies (Dr. Irina Lehmann), responsible for the coordination of blood sampling and analysis of immune parameters in the prospective birth cohort studies of the department
Research interest: modulation of immune responses by environmental factors and the impact on allergic outcomes in birth cohort studies

2001 – 2003

Postdoc at the company “metaGen Pharmaceuticals”, Department of Cell Biology, Berlin. Project leader, responsible for validation of new tumour targets at cellular level

2001

Postdoc at the Institute „Deutsches Rheuma-Forschungszentrum”, Berlin. Topic: „Characterisation of autoantigen-specific T cells”

1997 - 2001

PhD Student at the Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Charité and Technical University, Berlin
PhD thesis: „Analysis of tumour-specific T cells in melanoma patients with immune therapy“, degree: Dr.rer.nat.

1996 - 1997

Scientific assistant at the University Hospital Charité, Berlin. Topic: „Generation of reactive oxygen species in tumour cells after treatment with cytokines“

1993

Awarded a Fellowship of the German academic exchange service (DAAD) to study genetics at University of Turku and Oulu, Finnland
Diploma thesis: „Catalase, myeloperoxidase and hydrogen peroxide activity in cystic fibrosis“

1990 - 1996

Student of Biology, University of Mainz and Tuebingen, Germany


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