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Andrea Ablasser

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Main interests  DNA sensors

Name  Andrea Ablasser
Andrea Ablasser Andrea Ablasser Wikipedia
Born  1983 (age 31–32) Bad Friedrichshall
Institutions  University of Bonn Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Notable awards  Jurgen Wehland Prize Paul Ehrlich Prize for Young Researchers
Alma mater  Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Harvard Medical School
Institution  University of Bonn, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

Andrea Ablasser (born 1983) is a German immunologist who works at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Her research has focused on how the innate immune system is able to recognise virus-infected cells and pathogens.

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Early life and education

Andrea Ablasser GoetheUniversitt Nachwuchspreistrger 2014

Ablasser was born in 1983 to a physician father and mathematician mother. She was born in Bad Friedrichshall and moved at the age of three to Buchloe, where her father was the chief physician at the Buchloer Hospital. She attended Gymnasiums in Türkheim and Hohenschwangau, and was inspired by her father to study medicine at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU). She completed part of her studies at the University of Massachusetts and did part of her practical training at Harvard Medical School. When she finished her medical degree in 2008, she was ranked as one of the top ten students in Germany. Although she initially wanted to pursue oncology, she chose to write a doctoral thesis in the field of immunology, and received her doctorate from LMU in 2010.

Career

Andrea Ablasser Selbstlose Nachbarschaftshilfe Universitt Bonn

After completing her doctorate, Ablasser followed her thesis supervisor from LMU to the University of Bonn. She worked at the Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Pharmacology as the head of a junior research group. Her research focused on DNA sensors that allow the innate immune system to detect whether a cell is infected. She discovered a novel second messenger molecule that is produced by a particular DNA sensor and "alerts" nearby cells when it encounters a pathogen. In 2013, she was awarded the Jürgen Wehland Prize by the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research for her research on the mechanisms by which the innate immune system recognises pathogens, and specifically her identification of receptors and regulatory molecules that are activated in virally infected cells. In 2014, she won the Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize for Young Researchers and the German GlaxoSmithKline Foundation's "Medical Research" Science Award.

Andrea Ablasser GoetheUniversitt 2014

Ablasser was appointed assistant professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in the university's Global Health Institute in 2014.

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Andrea Ablasser Wikipedia


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