Verschoor Lab member

Systemic complement research

Prof. Dr. Admar Verschoor
Prof. Dr. Admar Verschoor
Position: Faculty
Prof. Dr. Admar Verschoor

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Research Focus

  • “more than pathogen killing”: outline complement´s immunoregulatory roles in B and T cell immunity
  • “location, location, location”:   relate site of complement activation to its immunological impact
  • “seeing is believing”:                   visualize complement-driven physical and dynamic processes
  • “connecting the dots”:                identify links between hemostasis and immunity

Scientific career // Education and Scientific Training

since 2015

Full Professor (W3) for systemic complement research, Institute for Systemic Inflammation Research (ISEF), University of Lübeck, Germany

2011 - 2015

Research group-leader, Institute for Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene, Technical University Munich (TUM), Germany

2008 - 2011

Post-doctoral researcher (with Dirk Busch), Institute for Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene, Technical University Munich (TUM), Germany

2005 - 2008

Post-doctoral researcher (with Hans Hengartner and Rolf Zinkernagel), Institute of Experimental Immunology, University of Zurich, Switzerland

1999 - 2005

PhD researcher (with Mike Carroll), Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

1992 - 1998

MSc student in Bioprocess engineering, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands


  • German Society of Immunology (DGfI)
  • Dutch Society for Immunology (NVVI)
  • International Complement Society (ICS) / European Complement Network (ECN)
  • German Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis Research (GTH)
  • DGfI Workgroup (Arbeitskreis) Complement
  • Cluster of Excellence EXC306


  • 2007 Marie Curie Intra-European fellowship, European Union (EU)
  • 2006 Rubicon fellowship, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)
  • 2002 Fellowship of the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS) 
  • 2001 & 2003 Keystone Symposia Scholarships, USA


Various German Research Foundation (DFG) grants within a.o. CRC 914, IRTG 1911 and CRU 303