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Louis Pasteur

Welcome to the Institute of Immunology !


The Institute of Immunology was founded in 1967 as the first research institution in German-speaking countries solely dedicated to immunology research. Today, it offers an excellent international research and training environment with almost 50 members from more than 15 countries.

The Institute is structured into of 4 research divisions (Division of Immunobiology, Division of Immune Cell receptors and T-cell activation, Division of Immune Regulation, Division of Cellular Immunology and Immunohematology) with 7 research groups. Moreover, the Institute of Immunology runs a Laboratory for Immunodiagnostics.


COVID-19 research at the Institute of Immunology

Publications

 

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

 
   

Auszeichnung für erfolgreiche Weiterentwicklung der Erfindung „Inhibition von Rhinovirusinfektionen“ im Rahmen der Ausgründung GST-Antivirals

 
 

The laboratory of Wilfried Ellmeier has an open PhD student position within the research network ENLIGHT-TEN+, which is a structured research & training network of European immunologists and bioinformaticians from academia and industry focused..

 
 

As part of the EFIS - Immunology Letters study group, members of the Institute are organizing an European-wide online immunology lecture series. The lectures take place every 1st and 3rd Tuesday @17:00 (CET) via Zoom. If you are interested to..

 
 

December 16, 2020: Narendra Dhele, PhD student in the laboratory of Wilfried Ellmeier, received a Lady Tata International Award. The Lady Tata Memorial Trust was founded in April 1932 by Sir Dorabji Tata in memory of his wife, Lady Meherbai, who had..

 
 

December 4, 2020: Alexandra Gülich, PhD student in the group of Shinya Sakaguchi receives the prestigious L'Oréal Österreich fellowship „For Women in Science“. These fellowships, which are awarded for the 14th time this year, are a cooperation..

 
 

October 2, 2020: On the occasion of his retirement from the Medical University of Vienna, Prof. Gerhard Zlabinger, the former head of the Institute of Immunology, was awarded the batch of honor ("Ehrennadel") for his special achievements..

 
 
 
 

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