Dr. Gunda Herberth

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Dr. Gunda Herberth

Scientist, Acting Head of the Department and Head of the research group “Immune regulation and Environmental factors”

Department of Environmental Immunology
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig
Germany

Tel: +49 341 235-1547
Fax: +49 341 235-1787

Dr. Gunda Herberth
Photo: 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

1990 – 1996

Student of Biology, University of Mainz and Tuebingen, Germany

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“

1996 – 1997

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

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.

2001

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

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

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

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 (Dr. Irina Lehmann)

since 2018

Acting Head of the Department Environmental Immunology and Core Facility Studies

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)


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