16th International Symposium of Trace Elements in man and Animals
Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Lothar Rink (Consultant Immunologist, PhD, MSc)

Lothar Rink, MSc, PhD, Dr. rer. nat., Univ.-Prof.

Report: Zinc homeostasis and immunity, balance between chronic inflammation and immunosuppression

Affiliation and position:

Institute of Immunology, RWTH-Aachen University Hospital (Professor for Immunology & Director of the Institute of Immunology)

Research interests:

  1. Immunobiology of Zinc
  2. Immunogerontology and Immunosenescence
  3. Immune Regulation

Key publications for the last 5 years:

  1. Rink L. (Editor) (2011): Zinc in Human Health. IOS Press Amsterdam
  2. Kloubert V. and Rink L. (2015): Zinc as a micronutrient and its preventive role of oxidative damage in cells; Food Funct. 6:3195-3204
  3. Rosenkranz E., Metz C.H.D., Maywald M., Hilgers R.-D., Weßels I., Senff T., Haase H., Jäger M., Ott M., Aspinall R., Plümäkers B. and Rink L. (2016): Zinc supplementation induces regulatory T cells by inhibition of Sirt-1 deacetylase in mixed lymphocyte cultures; Mol. Nutr. Food Res., 60:661-671
  4. Rosenkranz E., Maywald M., Hilgers R.-D., Brieger A., Clarner T., Kipp M., Plümäkers B., Meyer S., Schwerdtle T. and Rink L. (2016): Induction of regulatory T cells in Th1-/Th17-driven experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis by zinc administration; J. Nutr. Biochem., 29:116-123
  5. Rosenkranz E., Hilgers R.-D., Uciechowski P., Petersen A., Plümäkers B. and Rink L.: Zinc enhances the number of regulatory T cells in allergen-stimulated cells from atopic subjects; Eur. J. Nutr., DOI 10.1007/s00394-015-1100-1

Journal referee:

  1. Cell Reports
  2. Lancet
  3. PLOS Biology
  4. PLOS Pathogens
  5. Science

Scientific societies:

  1. BBSRC / UK
  2. BMRP / USA
  3. Canada Excellence Research Chairs

Personal web-page (Institutional/ResearchGate/LinkedIn):

www.Immunologie.UKAachen.de
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lothar_Rink