The close cooperation between the various projects is an important feature of the SFB. Another decisive factor is the close cooperation with other working groups closely related to the research areas investigated by the SFB.
These include in particular the DFG-funded Emmy Noether research groups of PD Dr. J-E. Turner and Dr. N. Tomas. These groups focus their research on the role of another lymphocyte cell population ("Innate Lymphoid Cells" - ILCs) in inflammatory kidney diseases one the one hand. One the other hand they investigate the molecular mechanisms of membranous glomerulonephritis.