The research group of Professor Schmidt-Supprian (b. 1972) investigates aspects of human autoimmune diseases and immune cell cancers in genetically modified mice. Professor Schmidt-Supprian studied chemistry and biochemistry at the Universities of Würzburg and Tübingen and Trinity College Dublin. Between 1999 and 2003 he performed his doctoral studies under the supervision of Professor Rajewsky at the University of Cologne and Harvard Medical School, acquiring his doctorate in 2003. He continued to work with Professor Rajewsky at Harvard as a postdoctoral fellow (2004) and as a junior investigator/instructor in pathology (2004-2007). At the end of 2007 Professor Schmidt-Supprian started a DFG Emmy Noether research group at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry. In 2014 he was appointed to a tenure track professorship position at TUM.