Jacques Zimmer was born in Luxembourg (Luxembourg) in 1964. He received his MD degree and his PhD degree at the University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg (France). During the preparation of his PhD thesis, he worked in the lab of Daniel Hanau and Henri de la Salle at the Blood Transfusion Center in Strasbourg. From 2000 to 2003, he was a postdoc in the lab of Werner Held at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in Epalinges near Lausanne (Switzerland). Since October 2003, he is back in Luxembourg where he works in the Laboratory of Immunogenetics and Allergology of the Centre de Recherche Public de la Santé (CRP-Santé) in Luxembourg-City. He is currently employed as a senior researcher and supervises a group of five scientists, including two PhD students. Jacques Zimmer's research interests are mainly natural killer (NK) cells and the effects of neurotrophins on the immune system.
Biography Updated on 14 April 2011