Mission Statement

Center for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology

A number of research initiatives and scientific achievements of the » Medical University of Vienna originate from the research area immunology/allergology/infectiology. To strengthen this successful research field further, the University defined in its development plan 2009 immunology/allergology/infectiology as one of its 4 main research clusters. As organizational measure, the University founded the Center for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology (CePII) that concentrates most of the research laboratories of the preclinical school working in pathophysiology, infectiology and immunology. Within the Center the research laboratories are substructured in 4 institutes to use more efficiently the resources and to better plan common activities:

» Institute for Hygiene and Applied Immunology [HAI]
» Institute of Immunology [IFI]
» Institute for Pathophysiology and Allergy Research [IPA]
» Institute for Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical Medicine [ISPTM]

» more information about the CePII and research area immunology/allergology/infectiology



Prof. Lorenzo Moretta, MD “NK cells: from bench to bedside”


Tag der Immunologie: Freitag, 29. April 2022, 12:00 Uhr


"The role of memory B cells after COVID infection and vaccination"




Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Martin Schepelmann, Leiter der Arbeitsgruppe für Interdisziplinäre Pathophysiologie am Institut für Pathophysiologie und Allergieforschung / Zentrum für Pathophysiologie, Infektiologie und Immunologie, hat erfolgreich ein prestigeträchtiges und hochkompetitives Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Network als Koordinator eingeworben


Am 15.06.2023 fand das Eisfest als jährliche Einrichtung am Zentrum für Pathophysiologie, Infektiologie und Immunologie im Hof der Kinderspitalgasse 15 statt. Die ca. 120 Teilnehmer:innen freuten sich über divere Eissorten und konnten mit einem Glas Sekt auf das erfolgreiche erste Halbjahr anstoßen. Dieses Event wird immer im Juni stattfinden.


Nachwuchsforscherin Pia Gattinger vom Zentrum für Pathophysiologie, Infektiologie und Immunologie der MedUni Wien wurde von der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften für die 72. Lindauer Nobelpreisträgertagung nominiert.


Each of the three departments -CePII, Public Health and Virology- nominated 10-12 players for the tournament. Games were played for 11 points, with the winner moving to the next round. CePII did very well as we won the first and third place - dear congratulations to Jakov Korzhenevich (IFI) and Johann Strauss (HAI)!! Peter Wallner (Public Health) was second place.


The European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS) is the premier bone research society in Europe. Its mission is to promote excellence in research in the field of calcified tissues within Europe and to disseminate the findings for the benefit of patients with metabolic bone diseases. Peter Pietschmann was elected by the members of the ECTS and has served as President Elect until now. He recently took over the presidency, which he will hold until 2026. Peter Pietschmann is the first Austrian to be President of the society.


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