"Chance favors only the prepared mind."
Louis Pasteur

Willkommen am Institut für Immunologie !

 

Das Institut für Immunologie wurde 1967 als erste universitäre Forschungseinrichtung im deutschsprachigen Raum, die sich ausschließlich der immunologischen Forschung widmet, gegründet. Das Institut bietet ein internationales Forschungsumfeld mit fast 50 Mitarbeiter*innen aus mehr als 15 Ländern. Ein wichtiger Schwerpunkt der Tätigkeiten des Instituts liegt auch in der wissenschaftlichen Lehre und Ausbildung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses.

Das Institut für Immunology besteht aus 4 Forschungsabteilungen (Abteilung für Immunbiologie, Abteilung für Immunzellrezeptoren und T-Zell-Aktivierung, Abteilung Regulation des Immunsystems, Abteilung für Zelluläre Immunologie und Immunhämatologie) mit insgesamt 7 Forschungsgruppen, und betreibt ein Labor für Immundiagnostik.

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Publikationen

 

August 2022: Worldwide, pollen of the weed mugwort (Artemisiavulgaris) is a major cause of severe respiratory allergy, with its major allergen, Art v 1, being the key pathogenic molecule for millions of patients. Humanized mice transgenic for a..

 

August 2022: Antibody-based tests are available for measuring SARS-CoV-2-specific immune responses but fast T-cell assays remain scarce. Robust T cell-based tests are needed to differentiate specific cellular immune responses after infection from..

 

The importance of cellular metabolic adaptation in inducing robust T cell responses is well established. However, the mechanism by which T cells link information regarding nutrient supply to clonal expansion and effector function is still enigmatic.

 

CD4+ T cell trafficking is a fundamental property of adaptive immunity, thus mechanistic insight into T cell migration is key to understand T cell-mediated immune diseases.

 

SARS-CoV-2 has triggered a pandemic that is now claiming many lives. Several studies have investigated cellular immune responses in COVID-19-infected patients during disease but little is known regarding a possible protracted impact of COVID-19 on..

 
 

News & Events

 
   

12.9.2022: Congratulation to Al Nasar Ahmed SEHGAL (PhD student in the lab of Winfried Pickl) who was awarded for his “Best Poster Presentation” at the joint annual meeting of DGfI and ÖGAI in Hannover (7.10.9.2022).

 
 

August 2022: Dr. Maya Zabel (from the research group of Winfried Pickl) has received the Joachim Ganzer Award of Allergen Immunotherapy 2022 in the amount of 5,000 Euros for her original work "Art 1 IgE epitopes of patients and humanized mice are..

 
 

1. Juni 2022: Die Expertin für menschliche B-Zell-Lymphozyten kommt vom Universitätsklinikum Freiburg nach Wien.

 
 

20. Mai 2022: Great success at the “Lange Nacht der Forschung” (Long Night of Research event)!

 
 

May 23, 2022: The Ellmeier laboratory is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow who is interested to investigate transcriptional control mechanisms regulating murine and human Th cell differentiation.

 
 

Vortrags - und Diskussionsrunde für Fachpublikum und Interessierte

 
 
 

January 18, 2022: The Sakaguchi Group is looking for a highly motivated PhD student who is interested to investigate epigenetic and transcriptional mechanisms controlling CD8+ T cell differentiation.

 
 

November 26, 2021: The Ellmeier laboratory is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow who is interested to investigate transcriptional control mechanisms regulating murine and human Th cell differentiation.

 
 

October 4, 2021: In this new FWF project the Sakaguchi group will investigate the role of histone deacetylse in cytotoxic T cells.

 
 
 
 

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