Professor Sylvia Knapp

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Sylvia Knapp
, MD, PhD, is Professor of Infection Biology at the Medical University of Vienna.
Sylvia studied Medicine in Vienna and Berlin, is a board-certified internist and obtained her PhD at the University of Amsterdam. In 2006, she joined CeMM as a Principal Investigator and until recently, she continued her clinical duties while also running her own lab.
Her research focuses on the innate immune response to bacterial infections in general, focusing specifically on the comprehensive repertoire of macrophage functions in health, development and disease. Her group discovered the molecular mechanisms linking hemolysis and susceptibility to infections.
Her latest research is directed towards the interplay of immune cells regulating lung tissue homeostasis in health and disease.
She is highly committed to bridging academic medicine and basic science. She is a member of the 
Academia.Net circle of excellent female scientists and was elected corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in 2014.

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