About this Topical Team

The goal of the topical team is to identify interdisciplinary approaches to analyze the impact of important variables and living conditions occurring in space or in future lunar/Martian habitats (e.g. confinement, weightlessness, different level of oxygen tension, radiation effects) and their interaction with the immune system. For this purpose the Topical Team will develop integrative theories and suggestions to open up new preventive or therapeutic strategies to protect from and to treat stress-associated immune alterations in space. The Topical Team will discuss and may provide new tools, also from the technical perspective, how to assess and to maintain an inviduals´ immune equilibrium. This may lead to new knowledge and techniques to protect astronauts from potentially negative health consequences which can be of advantage to patients on Earth as well.