Prof. Dr. Ralf Küppers

Research interests: 

B lymphocytes represent the white blood cells that produce antibodies and that play an important role in immune responses against foreign antigens (e.g. bacteria). In rare instances, B lymphocytes may undergo malignant transformation and become tumour cells. Such tumours are called B cell lymphomas or leukemias:

  • Investigation of B cell development and differentiation in the human,
  • Interaction of HCV with B cells and the rol eof HCV in B cell disorders,
  • Pathogenesis of human B cell lymphomas, in particular Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Research group: 
Medical Faculty
Centre for Medical Biotechnology (ZMB)
University Hospital Essen
Contact information: 

Institut für Zellbiologie
+49 201 723 3384/3385
Virchowstraße 173
D-45122 Essen