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Lorenz Wirth

PhD student

Early-stage researcher within the European funded INITIATE training network.
PhD student at AstraZeneca in a collaboration with the KI.
Working on innate lymphoid cells and lipid mediators.

About me

Young scientist dedicated to the field of immunology. 

Part of the European INITIATE training network, with the mission to drive the emerging field of antiviral immunometabolism and educates young researchers in an interdisciplinary and intersectoral fashion at the interface between academia and industry. 

Hungry for knowledge, I want to develop as a scientist and learn as much as possible.

KI affiliate waiting for the admission as a doctoral student.

About to relocate to Stockholm.

Research description

My doctoral project covers type 2 ILCs and their functional and phenotypic response to changes in their microenvironment (e.g. via inflammation and viral infection). A special focus here will be on the role of lipid mediators.

Teaching portfolio

No current teaching activities.

Former academic tutor (2 years) at the faculty of Medical Biotechnology at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany.


B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Medical Biotechnology at the Technical University Berlin (Germany).

After my bachelor's thesis in tissue-engineering, working on a fully perfused 3d model of the human hematopoietic stem cell niche, I dedicated my further education to immunology. This culminated in my master's thesis at the German Rheumatism Research Center in Berlin, which covered the selective expression of a specific gene in T helper subsets.