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Mon, 05/11/2018
Lecture “Foxp3+ Treg cells in autoimmune CNS inflammation”
Münster. SFB128-PI Thomas Korn is invited to present his work at the lecture series Pioneers in Cell Dynamics and Imaging, featured by the DFG-funded Cluster of Excellence Cells in Motion. There he will elaborate on the topic “Foxp3+ Treg cells in autoimmune CNS inflammation”. Venue: lecture hall of the Institute of Physiological Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry, […]...more
Mon, 05/11/2018
Winter Symposium on Neuroinflammation
Mainz. The Department of Neurology at Mainz University Medical Centre cordially invites scientists to attend its Winter Symposium. The one-day event on neuroinflammation will present the most interesting highlights in the field as well as new insights into pathogenesis, diagnostics and therapy management of neuroimmunological disorders. The organizers Prof. Frauke Zipp and Prof. Stefan Bittner […]...more
Fri, 26/10/2018
Featured publication: Low-Frequency and Rare-Coding Variation Contributes to Multiple Sclerosis Risk
In a large multi-cohort study, performed by the International Multiple Sclerosis Genetics Consortium (IMSGC) and published in Cell Magazine, unexplained heritability for multiple sclerosis (MS) is detected in low-frequency coding variants that are missed by genome-wide association study (GWAS) analyses, further underscoring the role of immune genes in MS pathology. The IMSGC was formed in […]...more


Fri, 26/10/2018 | Featured publication: Low-Frequency and Rare-Coding Variation Contributes to Multiple Sclerosis Risk

In a large multi-cohort study, performed by the International Multiple Sclerosis Genetics Consortium (IMSGC) and published in Cell Magazine, unexplained heritability for multiple sclerosis (MS) is detected in low-frequency coding variants that are missed by genome-wide association study (GWAS) analyses, further underscoring the role of immune genes in MS pathology. The IMSGC was formed in 2003 with funding from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and published results from the first GWAS in 2007 that identified the second and third susceptibility genes known to predispose people to developing MS. IMSGC later expanded to include more research groups from more countries, receiving grants to conduct larger GWAS studies. IMSGC brings together researchers from 15 different countries, among them scientists from the SFB-CRC 128 member organizations Technische Universität München and Universitätsmedizin Mainz. A pdf of the article may be found here (restricted access)