We welcome Prof. Dr. Nataliya Di Donato to RESIST. She is participating in project area A with her research on the following question: What genetic mechanisms underlie immunodeficiencies and thus susceptibility to infections? “Some syndromes caused by immunodeficiencies are found in less than 500 out of one million people, making it even more difficult to find the disease causing mutations. Therefore, we are working closely together in interdisciplinary teams with clinicians and researchers and use the latest methods to find the right diagnosis for our patients and enable customized, effective treatments,” says Prof. Di Donato.

Prof. Dr. Nataliya Di Donato has headed the MHH Institute of Human Genetics since May 2023. She studied at the Medical University of Kharkiv, Ukraine, and received her doctorate from the Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich, Switzerland, in 2007. In 2014, she went to the Seattle Children’s Research Institute in the USA for a year as part of a DFG research fellowship. Most recently, she was a group leader at the Institute of Clinical Genetics at the University Hospital of the Technical University of Dresden.