Mission Statement

Institute for Hygiene and Applied Immunology

The Institute for Hygiene and Applied Immunology of the »Center for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology is an interdisciplinary enterprise of the »Medical University of Vienna having its history in the former Institute for Hygiene and the Department for Molecular Immunology. The Institute’s mission statement is a comprehensive understanding of the prevention of diseases starting from hygiene and infection prevention, the effectiveness of disinfectants, their methods and further development, via the diagnosis of pathogens, to the understanding of the molecular processes of the body's own natural prevention system, the immune system.

The aim of this interdisciplinary institute is to recombine the knowledge and techniques of the experts of the research groups for Antigen Recognition, Immunology of Infection and Microbiology, Medical-technical Hygiene, Molecular Immunology, Water Hygiene and Water Microbiology in order to develop and introduce hygiene measures as well as to identify novel immunomodulatory substances as basis for innovative therapeutic strategies to treat infections and immunological diseases including autoimmunity and allergy.

co-organized Events

 
   

28th March – 1st April 2020 in Yerevan, Armenia

 
 

September 19 – 23, 2020 in Strbske Pleso, Slovakia

 
 

September 27 - 30, 2019 in Pristina, Kosovo

 
 
 

September 8 – 11, 2019, Austria Trend Parkhotel Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria – under the auspices of the Austrian Society for Hygiene, Microbiology and Preventive Medicine (ÖGHMP).

 
 

News

 
   

At the annual meeting of the Austrian Society for Allergology and Immunology (ÖGAI) in Graz, Hannes Stockinger received the Karl Landsteiner-Medal for his merits for immunology, the highest immunological distinction awarded by the Austrian Society of Allergology and Immunology.

 
 

At the 16th International Medical Postgraduate Conference, held from 21 - 22 November 2019 in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic, Markus Kraller was awarded a Best Presentation Prize

 
 

René Platzer, MSc, PhD – Molecular Immunology Unit – completed his doctoral thesis.

 
 

The Forum Water Hygiene awards the Science Prize 2018/19 for our latest work on the relevance of VBNC (viable but nonculturable) Legionella, which was recently published in the number 1 journal in the water sector "Water Research".

 
 

The 20th symposium of the IWA Specialist Group Health-Related Water Microbiology, organized by ICC Water & Health and the Austrian Society for Hygiene, Microbiology and Preventive Medicine in Vienna (September 15–20, 2019, Campus University of Vienna), was a great success.

 
 
 
 

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