TOPIC "Aerosol Toxicology" Staff

Elias Zimmermann
PhD Student

Phone: +49 89 3187 49543
Fax: +49 89 3187 2880
Building/Room: 107/ 216


Elias Zimmermann completed his master degree in molecular microbiology, microbial ecology and immunobiology at the University of Vienna in 2017. He is interested in cellular mechnisms and their responses to different (unfavourable) conditions induced by e.g. pathogens or aerosols. Since Jannuary 2018 he is doing his PhD in aerosol sciences at the Helmholtz Zetrum Munich, where he is investigating cellular responses at the air liquid interface (ALI). The main focus lies on responses of in vitro mammalian cells, especially lung cells, to ambient (bio-)aerosols with a particular focus on allergens. By working with ALI-systems, the effects of allergenes and other ambient particles can be assessed in a more realistic scenario, illustrating their role in sensitization of lung cells and thus the development of allergic diseases.