Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Jan Rehwinkel

PhD


Associate Professor of Innate Immunology

Jan is interested in the molecular mechanisms underlying host-pathogen interactions. In particular, Jan studies how cells detect virus infection. His work lies at the intersection of immunology, virology and molecular biology.  After undergraduate training in biology at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, Jan joined the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) as a PhD student. Under supervision of Elisa Izaurralde, Jan studied post-transcriptional control of messenger RNA, including the mechanisms by which microRNAs repress their targets, and obtained a PhD in 2007. This background in RNA biology led Jan to develop an interest in nucleic acids in innate immunity. As a postdoctoral fellow, he joined the group of Caetano Reis e Sousa, then at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute (London, UK). Jan investigated how RNA viruses such as influenza A virus are recognised by innate immune sensors, particularly RIG-I.  In 2012, Jan moved to the University of Oxford, UK, to establish his independent research group. His laboratory is part of the MRC Human Immunology Unit and the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine. Jan's research dissects nucleic acid sensing by innate receptors in the context of virus infection, autoinflammatory disease and cancer. Jan's work is funded by the MRC, Wellcome Trust, Lister Institute and European Union.

False False

Selected Publications

5

Recent Publications

5 View 35 more »