Dr. Veit Hornung
Veit Hornung studied medicine at the University of Munich (Germany) and conducted his postdoctoral training at the University of Munich and the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester (USA). From 2008 to 2015 he was faculty at the University of Bonn (Germany) and in 2015 he was recruited to become the chair of Immunobiochemistry at the Gene Center of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. Veit’s research focuses on the mechanisms of non-self recognition by the innate immune system and its functional consequences in microbial infection as well as sterile inflammation. His group was involved in the identification and characterization of several receptor molecules, their ligands, and their downstream signaling cascades. More recently, his group has focused its efforts on the dissection of innate signaling pathways in human immune cells employing genome-engineering technologies. Since 2014 Veit has been listed as a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher in the field of immunology. In 2015 he was elected to become an EMBO member and in 2016 he was appointed a member of the German Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina. His current research is funded by the European Research Council and the German Research Foundation.
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