Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health

Julian Behr

I am an Erasmus student studying “Regenerative Biology and Medicine” at the Technical University Dresden, Germany, having the great opportunity doing my master thesis in the lab of Adrian Liston. I will focus on the generation and validation of “New Tools to Study Cellular Death Decisions in vivo”.

I started my career in life science, doing an apprenticeship as a laboratory technician at Merck KGaA, where I obtained a broad overview of applied biomedical research and gained insight into research methodology. During my whole apprenticeship, I worked in research&development and it became clear to me that I want actively extend my professional skills in biomedical research further.

Thus, I started my Bachelor in ‘Bioinformatics and Biotechnology”. I enjoyed the analysis, visualization and presentation of my scientific progress. To maintain and expand my practical skills, I applied as a student assistant in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Kretschmer at the Center for Regenerative Therapies in Dresden. During this time, I recognized my strong interest in immunology in an international and highly cooperative network and decided to do my bachelor thesis in this lab about “Foxp3+ Regulatory T Cells that Lack the Foxp3 3’UTR”.

Finally, to learn how to connect basic and clinical research and how to translate gained knowledge for clinical usage, I decided to study my master’s course. Besides offering theoretical knowledge in very interesting and cutting-edge research fields, it also emphasis on the methods necessary and ideally suits my topic of interest.

Latest Publications

Stem-cell-derived human microglia transplanted in mouse brain to study human disease.

Mancuso R, Van Den Daele J, Fattorelli N

Nature neuroscience
1546-1726: (2019)

PMID: 31659342

Safe targeting of T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia by pathology-specific NOTCH inhibition.

Habets RA, de Bock CE, Serneels L

Science translational medicine
11 1946-6242: (2019)

PMID: 31142678

Inborn errors of immunity: single mutations unravel mechanisms of immune disease.

Liston A, Humblet-Baron S

Immunology and cell biology
1440-1711: (2019)

PMID: 30942931

The Aire family expands.

Liston A, Dooley J

The Journal of experimental medicine
1540-9538: (2019)

PMID: 30923044

Machine learning identifies an immunological pattern associated with multiple juvenile idiopathic arthritis subtypes.

Van Nieuwenhove E, Lagou V, Van Eyck L

Annals of the rheumatic diseases
1468-2060: (2019)

PMID: 30862608

Prospective study evaluating immune-mediated mechanisms and predisposing factors underlying persistent postinfectious abdominal complaints.

Florens MV, Van Wanrooy S, Dooley J

Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
31 1365-2982:e13542 (2019)

PMID: 30657233

IFN-γ and CD25 drive distinct pathologic features during hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis.

Humblet-Baron S, Franckaert D, Dooley J

The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology
1097-6825: (2018)

PMID: 30578871

NFIL3 mutations alter immune homeostasis and sensitise for arthritis pathology.

Schlenner S, Pasciuto E, Lagou V

Annals of the rheumatic diseases
78 1468-2060:342-349 (2019)

PMID: 30552177

Genetic Architecture of Adaptive Immune System Identifies Key Immune Regulators.

Lagou V, Garcia-Perez JE, Smets I

Cell reports
25 2211-1247:798-810.e6 (2018)

PMID: 30332657