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Martin González Rodriguez

Doctoral Researcher

About me

I am a Chilean researcher working on mechanisms of allergy development. I studied Biochemistry as my Bachelors degree (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) and focus on vaccine development for Human Metapneumo Virus during my undergraduate thesis. After graduation I worked at the Biotechnology Laboratory of the Department of Agriculture of Chile in the identification of animal and plant pathogens using molecular biology approaches. I specialised in Immunology during my Master in Medical and Pharmaceutical Drug Innovation (MPDI) at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands). During my MSc. I was part of projects adressing food allergies and new testing platform for vaccine development. Finally, I moved to Finland to pursuit a PhD in Immunology understanding the mechanisms of allergic inflammation and its relation with environmental factors.


Research. Immunological animal experimentation assistence.

Fields of expertise

Broad knowledge in immunology, cell culture and immuno assays. Experience using molecular biology techniques and also animal experimentation.

Top achievements

Travel grant Scandinavian Society for Immunology Conference (2022)

Minority Scientist travel grant award, American Association of Immunologists (2022)

Tampere Immunoexcelence International Immunology course (2021)

Tampere Immunoexcelence International conference travel grant (2019)

Full Master Scholarship Graduate School of Medical Sciences (Groningen) (2015)

Abel Tasman talent Scholarship, University of Groningen (2015)

Honor Scholarship Juan Pablo II, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2010)

Main positions of trust

young Scandinavian Society for Immunology (ySSI) seminar coordinator.

Research topics

Immunology. Innate immunity. Allergic inflammation. Dynamic of cytokine receptors in Langerhans cells. Effects of environmental microbes in the immune system.

Research unit

Medicine and Life Technology. Cytokine Biology group.

Research fields

Immunology, inflammatory immune responses, innate immunology and allergies.


Academy of Finland, Tampere Tuberculosis Foundation, Fimlab laboratories.

Selected publications

González-Rodríguez, MI, Nurminen, N, Kummola, L, Laitinen, OH, Oikarinen, S, Parajuli, A et al.. Effect of inactivated nature-derived microbial composition on mouse immune system. Immun Inflamm Dis. 2022;10 (3):e579. doi: 10.1002/iid3.579. PubMed PMID:34873877 PubMed Central PMC8926502.

Kiewiet MBG, González Rodríguez MI, Dekkers R, et al. The epithelial barrier-protecting properties of a soy hydrolysate. Food Funct. 2018;9(8). doi:10.1039/c8fo00913a

Tapia-Calle G, Born PA, Koutsoumpli G, Gonzalez-Rodriguez MI, Hinrichs WLJ, Huckriede ALW. A PBMC-Based System to Assess Human T Cell Responses to Influenza Vaccine Candidates In Vitro. Vaccines. 2019; 7(4):181.