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Many chronic diseases, such as vasculitis, Sjögren’s syndrome, multiple sclerosis and inflammatory bowel disease, are triggered by an abnormal immune response to environmental challenges.
We aim to unravel the mechanisms underlying such diseases to develop and improve personalised treatment and prevention. By bridging the gap between fundamental immunology and clinical applications, we contribute to improved care and quality of life for patients with immune-related chronic diseases.
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We take part in the global challenge to provide solutions for age-associated chronic diseases through research, education and improved patient care.
We study age-associated alterations of immune function to gain fundamental insight into (patho)physiological aspects of immune-aging in relation to chronic disease development. To translate our finding to clinical applications, we foster collaboration between many different researchers and research groups, and communicate to patients, patient organisations, medical specialists, the scientific community, industrial partners and the broader health care society through outreach and teaching activities.
University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
Translational Immunology Groningen (TRIGR)
P.O. Box 196
9700 AD Groningen