1992 …2024

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Prof. Knolle (*1962) has his research focus on understanding the regulation of immune responses in the liver. He has discovered mechanistic principles of tissue immunity and how these mechanisms influence immune surveillance or cause immune-mediated tissue damage. As a specialist in internal medicine, his aim is to translate basic research in immunology and tissue immunity into clinical application in the context of infection, cancer and autoimmunity. He is a co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of the Center of Infection Prevention at TUM.

Prof. Knolle studied Medicine at the Universities of Frankfurt, Birmingham (UK), Geneva and Strasbourg, performed his MD at the German Cancer Research Center, and trained as a specialist in Internal Medicine with a focus on Hepatology at the 1st Medical Department at the University Hospital in Mainz. He was a research group leader at the Center for Molecular Biology Heidelberg and was appointed full professor of Molecular Medicine at the University of Bonn in 2002, where he founded the Institute of Molecular Medicine and Experimental Immunology. In 2013, he was appointed full professor of Molecular Immunology at the School of Medicine and the School of Life Sciences at the Technical University of Munich. He is the founding director of the Institute of Molecular Immunology at the School of Medicine and Health at TUM.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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