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Life and Health – Transdisciplinary Research Area (TRA) University of Bonn

Life exists in complex structures, from the smallest molecules that interact with each other to the interplay of various organisms in ecological systems. Understanding the complexity of life is therefore one of the most fascinating research topics. If researchers decipher the mechanisms underlying life, this will provide the basis for a better understanding of diseases and the development of new therapies. In a lively research environment and together with the Cluster of Excellence "Immunosensation2", the Transdisciplinary Research Area "Life and Health" of the University of Bonn focuses on comprehending life - from the level of the tiniest particles to the interaction of complex systems with the environment. One of the main objectives is the development of new strategies to improve and maintain health.

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TRA awards Life and Health Research Prize 2020

Prof. E. Mass und Prof. D. Wachten, Foto: B. Frommann/Uni Bonn 

The TRA Life and Health awards three innovative projects with the "Life and Health Research Prize 2020". 
The winners are:

  • Prof. Dr. Elvira Mass (LIMES) / Prof. Dr. Dagmar Wachten (Institute of Innate Immunity): “Fat in a dish” – decoding cellular crosstalk in adipose tissue
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Schlitzer (LIMES)/ Prof. Dr. Jan Hasenauer (LIMES)/ Dr. Thorsten Send (ENT clinic, UKBonn): AI-augmented data integration reveals lymph-node mononuclear cell dynamics
  • Dr. Michael Wenzel (Department of Epileptology) / Prof. Dr. Christa Müller (Pharmaceutical Institute): Controlling epileptic seizures by closed-loop targeted photo-pharmacology

Read the press release of the University of Bonn

Bonn Organoid Club


The Bonn Organoid Club is a forum for biomedical researchers to share expertise and reagents for organoid models. The organizer of the Bonn Organoid Club is Florian I. Schmidt of the Institute for Innate Immunity and the “Life and Health” Transdisciplinary Research Area (TRA).



Next seminar (online):

12.01.2021, 16.30 Uhr   Prof. Dirk Baumjohann: Human lymphoid histoculture (HLH) and human lymphoid aggregate culture (HLAC) for studying tonsil-derived T-cells ex vivo


Dr. Meike Brömer

Dr. Meike Brömer 
TRA Manager 
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Prof. Dr. Heinz Beck

Prof. Dr. Heinz Beck
TRA Speaker
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Institute of Experimental Epileptology and Cognition Research

Prof. Dr. Waldemar Kolanus

Prof. Dr. Waldemar Kolanus,
TRA Speaker
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Life and Medical Sciences-Institut (LIMES)

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