In the ARD alpha TV format „Campus Talks“, scientists are given 13 minutes to explain their research. In his talk, Oliver Hayden, Professor of Biomedical Electronics at TUM and Principal Investigator at MSB, explains how cellular biomarkers from blood and their functions can be identified, quantified and applied in clinical routines.
Human blood not only ensures the oxygen and nutrient transport, but also regulates other systems and processes within the body, inter alia the immune system. „Each human body consists of about 30 trillion cells, of which 90% are blood cells“, states Hayden in his talk. Thereby, the blood cells are programmable and adapt to different functions, making blood cells cellular biomarkers for the immune system. One goal of Prof. Hayden’s research is to identify those cellular biomarkers that are central for the human immune system and to develop diagnostic methods that can quantify those cell functions and that can easily be applied in clinical routines.
View the video (in German) of Prof. Hayden’s Campus Talk on the webpage of Bayerischer Rundfunk, to get deeper insights into his research.