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



November 3 – 6, 2018, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe


November 12, 2018, Schutzhaus zur Zukunft, Vienna


November 27, 2018, Moscow, Russia


Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 9 am, Van Swieten Saal, Van Swieten Gasse 1a, 1090 Vienna


December 5, 2018, 14:30, Gesellschaft der Ärzte in Wien, Frankgasse 8, 1090 Vienna




On September 11, 2018, our dear friend Vito Pistoia passed away in his family environment in Genoa.


At the 9th Retreat of the Center, held on September 17, 2018, 78 projects were presented as short presentations and posters. This time again, a Best Publication Award was conferred.


At the 5th European Congress of Immunology, held in Amsterdam from September 2 – 5, 2018, Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Kratzer from the Division of Immunology & Immunohematology (Institute of Immunology) was selected as one of the 24 Bright Sparks out of the 2,707 abstracts submitted.


Carmen Stecher was selected MedUni Vienna Researcher of the Month, August 2018, for the work „PD-1 blockade promotes emerging checkpoint inhibitors in enhancing T cell responses to allogeneic DC“, published in „Frontiers in Immunology“.


Many scientists of our Center have managed to publish their work in internationally renowned magazines.


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