Group: Karl Kuchler & Arndt von Haeseler
T helper cells (Th) are crucial part of the adaptive system and their subsets are wide in function. Moreover, the Th9 subset which are predominately known for their IL-9 production are characterized poorly. This subset resides in the mucosal surfaces and are vastly found in the skin. The main activators of these cells are pathogenic fungi which will be my main focus during my research. I would like to use both computational and biological analysis to take a closer look at the characterization of the Th9 cells and their interaction with pathological fungi.