Prof. Dr. Tilo Biedermann
Academic Career and Research Areas
The research of Professor Biedermann focuses on the biology of the skin, immunology and allergology. His research deals with the regulation of tolerance-promoting and inflammatory immune responses. His research activities range from basic research to translating his findings into clinical applications.
Professor Biedermann studied medicine at LMU Munich where he also completed his training leading to German medical board certification in dermatology and allergology. During this time he joined the immunology research group of Professor Röcken. As a recipient of a DFG grant he then went to Vienna where he acquired his postdoctoral teaching qualification (habilitation) in 2001. In 2003 he was appointed to a C3 professorship position in the Department of Dermatology at the University Hospital of Tübingen where he stayed until 2014. He has held posts as a senior physician in the fields of allergology, allergological and immunological laboratory diagnostics and in a allergology and immunology research group.
- Alfred Marchionini Research Award (2011)
- Award for Translational Research in Dermatology (2008)
- Main Immunotherapy Research Award (2005)
Kaesler S, Volz T, Skabytska Y, Koeberle, M, Hein U, Chen K-M, Guenova E, Woelbing F, Roecken, M, Biedermann T: “ Toll-like receptor 2 ligands promote chronic atopic dermatitis through IL-4-mediated suppression of IL-10”. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014; 134 (1): 92-99.
Skabytska Y, Wölbing F, Günther C, Köberle M, Kaesler S, Chen KM, Guenova, E, Demircioglu D, Kempf W, Volz T, Rammensee H-G, Schaller M, Röcken M, Götz F, Biedermann T: "Cutaneous Innate Immue Sensing of Toll-like Receptor 2-6 Ligands Suppresses T Cell Immunity by inducing Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells". Immunity. 2014; 41(5): 762-75.
Hoetzenecker W, Echtenacher B, Guenova E, Hoetzenecker K, Woelbing F, Brück J, Teske A, Valtcheva N, Fuchs K, Kneilling M, Park JH, Kim KH, Kim KW, Hoffmann P, Krenn C, Hai T, Ghoreschi K, Biedermann T*, Röcken M*: “ROS-induced ATF3 causes susceptibility to secondary infections during sepsis-associated immunosuppression”. Nat Med. 2012; 18(1): 128-134. *co-corresponding authors
Biedermann T, Zimmermann S, Himmelrich H, Gumy A, Egeter O, Sakrauski AK, Seegmüller I, Voigt H, Launois P, Levine AD, Wagner H, Heeg K, Louis JA, Röcken M: “IL-4 instructs Th1 responses and resistance to Leishmania major in susceptible BALB/c mice”. Nat Immunol. 2001; 2(11): 1054-1060.
Biedermann T, Kneilling M, Mailhammer R, Maier K, Sander CA, Kollias G, Kunkel S, Hültner L, Röcken M: “Mast cells control neutrophil recruitment during T cell-mediated delayed-type hypersensitivity reactions through tumor necrosis factor and macrophage inflammatory protein 2”. J Exp Me. 2000; 192(10): 1441-1452.