Post-doc

Dr. Sebastian Kupka

Dr. Sebastian Kupka

Post-doc – Cancer Cell Signaling Department

PhD, University College London, United Kingdom

Project

Non-apoptotic forms of cell death (e.g. necroptosis, pyroptosis, etc.) lead to the release of danger signals, which activate immune cells and mount an inflammatory response. This project aims to identify cell-signaling pathways to prompt an anti-tumoral immune response by triggering beneficial inflammation and/or immunogenic cell death (ICD) in tumor cells. Different approaches are investigated to combine immunoactivators with ICD-inducers.

Supervisor

Dr. Sebastian Carotta

Dr. Sebastian Carotta

Director, Cancer Cell Signaling Department

PhD, Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna, Austria

Research interests:

  • Identification of novel potential areas and targets in the field of Cancer Immunotherapy
  • Immunogenic Cell Death
  • Innate Immunity
  • Genetic and phenotypic screening using novel in vivo and in vitro models