Who we are

Katja Kotsch

Univ. Prof. Dr. rer. nat.


Group Leader

Professor for Surgical Research

Ageing in solid organ transplantation

Experimental machine perfusion

Tissue-resident memory

Role of innate lymphocytes in tumor entities

3D tumor organoids

Microbiome in transplantation and oncology

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Arne Sattler

Dr. rer. nat.


Senior Post Doc

Head FACS Lab

Regulation of chronic inflammation in human diseases


Cytokine networks


Immune monitoring in desired and undesired immune responses

SARS-CoV 2 related immune responses in transplantation

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Yasmin Bergmann



Lab Supervisor

3D tumor organoids


Tissue-residency in gastric cancer

He An

M. Ch.

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Brain death and donor organ pre-treatment


Murine heart transplantation 


Murine kidney transplantation


Experimental machine perfusion

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Vanessa Pross

M. Sc.


PhD Student

Tumor organoids of solid cancers


Innate properties of MAIT cells in cancer 


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Linda M. Thole

M. Sc.


PhD Student

Innate lymphoid cells in solid organ transplantation

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Annkathrin Ruhm

B. Sc.


MD PhD Student

Innate properties of MAIT cells in cancer

Jana Görg

Resident Physican


Assistant physician

Innate properties of MAIT cells in cancer

Previous Lab Members


Jan., 2021

Theresa Dornieden

Theresa focussed on functional aspects of tissue residency in solid organ transplantation. After publication of her paper, she now is waiting for the defense of her PhD thesis.


Dec., 2020

Lion Thiel

Lion studied the influence of immunosuppressive drugs on innate lymphocytes.

He recently finished his M.D. studies.


May, 2020

Attia Sarwar

Attia is a DAAD stipendiate from Pakistan and concentrated on inflamm-ageing in kidney transplantation.