Innate Immunity

Positions held

  • Since 2013: Professor and Chair of Medical Microbiology, Research Centre of Immunology, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
  • 2006-2013: Professor, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • 2003-2006: Assistant Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, New York University, USA
  • 1999-2002: Postdoc, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California Berkley, USA


  • 1998: PhD in Microbiology and Immunology, University of Erlangen, Germany

Most relevant publications by Andreas Diefenbach

Hernandez P, Mahlakoiv T, Yang I, Schwierzeck V, Nguyen N, Guendel F, Gronke K, Ryffel B, Hoelscher C, Dumoutier L, Renauld JC, Suerbaum S, Staeheli P and Diefenbach A (2015). Interferon-l and interleukin-22 cooperate for the induction of interferon-stimulated genes and control of rotavirus infection. Nat Immunol,  16, 698-707

Klose CSN, Flach M, Möhle L, Rogell L, Hoyler T, Fabiunke C, Ebert K, Pfeifer D, Sexl V, Fonseca Pereira D, Domingues RG, Veiga-Fernandes H, Arnold S, Dunay IR, Tanriver Y and Diefenbach A (2014). Differentiation of type 1 ILCs from a common progenitor to helper-like innate lymhoid cell lineages. Cell, 157, 340-356

Klose CSN, Kiss EA, Schwierzeck V, Ebert K, Hoyler T, d’Hargues Y, Göppert N, Croxford AL, Waisman A, Tanriver Y and Diefenbach A (2013). A T-bet gradient controls the fate and function of CCR6- RORgt+ innate lymphoid cells. Nature, 494, 261-265

Hoyler T, Klose CSN, Souabni A, Turqueti-Neves A, Pfeifer A, Rawlins EL, Voehringer D, Busslinger M and Diefenbach A (2012). The transcription factor Gata3 controls cell fate and maintenance of type 2 innate lymphoid cells. Immunity, 37, 634-648

Kiss EA, Vonarbourg C, Kopfmann S, Hobeika E, Finke D, Esser C and Diefenbach A (2011). Natural aryl hydrocarbon receptor ligands control organogenesis of intestinal lymphoid follicles. Science, 334, 1561-1565


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