Lecture Title: Development of cellular barrier immunity
Philipp Henneke studied medicine at the FU Berlin (Germany) and Imperial College London (UK). He pursued training in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases in Berlin. From 1999 onwards, he was postdoctoral fellow at Boston University. In 2002, he was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Lecturer at Harvard Medical School. Since 2003 he has been Assistant Professor, and since 2012 Full Professor at the University of Freiburg (Germany), where he headed the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Rheumatology at the Children’s Hospital. In 2023 he was appointed director of the Institute for Infection Prevention and Control. Philipp Henneke has coordinated several research consortia, and currently chairs the Collaborative Research Center PILOT (perinatal development of immune cell topology). His research focus lies on development of cellular innate immunity in barrier tissues, and particularly the impact of chronic infections and the microbiota on this.