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.



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).




Dr.in Sílvia Cervero-Aragó What are legionella bacteria, why can they become a problem and what can be done to prevent them from spreading? next...


Von Assoc. Prof. Dr. Miranda Suchomel, Institut für Hygiene und Angewandte Immunologie


Da noch keine Schutzimpfungen gegen SARS-CoV-2 existieren, stehen im Moment vor allem Hygienemaßnahmen zur Infektionsprävention im Vordergrund.


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.