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



ECI 2021 - Goes Virtual The Scientific Program Committee is already hard at work to adapt the program to the virtual format in order to guarantee an event that covers the full spectrum of immunological-related research with a slate of exceptional keynote and plenary sessions featuring two Nobel Laureates and a line-up of internationally renowned scientists. Main and regular symposia sessions and a host of joint guest symposia will “open doors” to societies working in related fields. And, as could be expected, the latest developments regarding COVID-19 will feature prominently in several sessions and two specific symposia dedicated to the pandemic. Further Information:




Two years have passed since we last met and exchanged scientific knowledge. This year´s retreat was particullary impressive due to a high number of participants, excellent abstracts, high quality publications and compelling presentations. Due to 1G and PCR tests this event could be safely operated. Thank you again for contributing to this succesful and enjoyable retreat!


Winfried Pickl vom Institut für Immunologie (Zentrum für Pathophysiologie, Infektiologie und Immunologie) der MedUni Wien wurde anlässlich des 6. Europäischen Immunologie Kongresses (ECI 2021), der alle drei Jahre stattfindet und heuer virtuell ausgetragen wurde, zum Schatzmeister der EFIS (European Federation of Immunological Societies) für die Funktionsperiode 2022-2024 wiedergewählt.


Regina Sommer vom Institut für Hygiene und Angewandte Immunologie (Zentrum für Pathophysiologie, Infektiologie und Immunologie) der MedUni Wien wird mit 1. September 2021 zum 4. Mal vom Bundesministerium für Soziales, Gesundheit, Pflege und Konsumentenschutz zur Vorsitzenden der Codexkommission Trinkwasser bestellt.


Die Jury „Researcher of the Month” verleiht die Auszeichnung für diesen Monat Herrn René Platzer aus Anlass der im Top-Journal „Nature Communications“ (IF 13.610) erschienenen Arbeit „Unscrambling fluorophore blinking for comprehensive cluster detection via photoactivated localization microscopy“


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