Translational Pediatrics

Childhood is a peculiar period of life characterized by constant developmental changes and a high plasticity in all biological systems that allows growth and thriving and also adaptation to given environmental conditions. With respect to environmental adaptation, the immune system plays an important role in the blood, in the organs and at mucosal and skin barriers sites. Especially during early childhood, the immune system needs to achieve timely after birth a low energy state of homeostasis between tolerance and defense in order to warrant health in the long-term.

The Department of Translational Pediatrics started its work in July 2021 and belongs to the Department of Pediatrics of the University Hospital of Würzburg and the ZINF Research Center for Infectious Diseases of the University of Würzburg. 


The key scientific questions we are interested in are: what host factors and what environmental factors are beneficial and train the individuum’s systems in a good manner and what environmental challenges or individual immune programming hamper growth and maturation at which developmental time window, to what extent and how sustainable? The superior goal of our research efforts is to exploit the knowledge gain and translate the scientific findings into clinical practice, i.e., identifying novel preventive and therapeutic strategies in order to ensure life-long health of our children.


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