Axel Lorentz received the biologist degree and the Ph.D. degree from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany, in 1990 and 1994, respectively. From 1994 to 1996, Lorentz was a Postdoctoral Scientist at the Institute of Pathobiochemistry, Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Germany, and from 1996 to 2005 Scientific Assistant at the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany. Since 2005, Lorentz is a Senior Scientist at the Institute of Nutritional Medicine, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. He is Principal Investigator of several funded research projects. In 2007, Lorentz was awarded "The Venia Legendi” (equivalent to Assistant Professor). Presently, he is Associate Professor and head of the mast cell research group at the Institute of Nutritional Medicine. He is mainly interested in mast cell biology, molecular mechnisms of allergy, as well as mucosal immunology. He is a Founding Member and Treasurer of the EMBRN (European Mast cell and Basophil Research Network).
Biography Updated on 27 January 2011