Christoph Scheiermann Group

Department of Pathology and Immunology - Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva

Department of Pathology and Immunology
University of Geneva Medical School
Room F06.2770.B - 6th floor
1, rue Michel-Servet
CH - 1211 Geneva 4

Phone: +41 (0)22 379 57 47

Christoph Scheiermann
Associate professor

Project at a glance

How the circadian cycle influences immunity

Our research focuses on two major axes, circadian rhythms in the immune response and neural control of the immune system.

We are developing novel therapeutic leads to target the immune system in a rhythmic manner such as in the case of vaccinations. We are further elucidating in mechanistic detail the generation and maintenance of rhythmicity over long time periods.

For the aspect of neural control, we are investigating how central as well as peripheral nervous system (CNS/PNS) responses influence immune cell behavior in peripheral tissues. We are focusing on the sympathetic nervous system in this context. We combine circadian rhythms and neural control of immunity in cancer projects.