Institute of Immunology

The Institute of Immunology

The Institute of Immunology was founded in 1996 and deals with immunological issues in veterinary immunology. Current research topics include canine T cells, immunological causes of severe equine asthma and the interaction of Streptococcus suis with porcine B cells.

Latest news

Here you can find out about current publications from the Institute of Immunology, third-party funding, doctoral theses, research results and much more.

News from our institute and the Centre for Infectious Diseases

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In our lectures and focus events we answer questions about immunology, genetics and laboratory animal science.

Further training at the Institute

Continuing education is an important topic if one wants to qualify in the field of immunology. The Institute of Immunology offers interesting options for this purpose.

Research at the Institute

Our research focus is in the field of infection immunology and deals with the interactions of the human and porcine immune system and the role of double-positive T cells in dogs.

Contact and Directions

Our institution is located in the southwest of Leipzig, only a few kilometres from the city centre. You can reach us comfortably by public transport or by car. There are plenty of parking spaces on the old exhibition grounds.

Here you can find us

By plane Leipzig-Halle Airport is about 30 minutes by car from the city centre. Every half hour there is a shuttle bus between the airport and Leipzig Central Station. If there is no direct flight from your city to Leipzig, we recommend that you fly to Berlin (approx. 2 hours train journey to Leipzig), Frankfurt am Main or Hanover (each approx. 3.5 hours train journey to Leipzig). There are regular trains to Leipzig from all three cities.

The Interregio and Intercity trains connect Leipzig with almost all European cities.

By car You can reach Leipzig by car via the motorways A9 (Berlin - Nuremberg), A14 (Halle - Dresden) or A38 (Göttingen - Leipzig).

With the S-Bahn you reach the faculty with all lines - stop MDR.
S1 - direction Wurzen
S2 - direction Markkleeberg
S3 - direction Stötteritz
S4 - direction Geithain
S5 - direction Zwickau

If you arrive in Leipzig by tram, you can either take the tram line `16´ in the direction of Lößnig - stop `An den Tierkliniken´ or the line `2´ in the direction of Meusdorf - stop `Deutsche Nationalbibliothek´.

Institute of Immunology

Deutscher Platz 5
04103 Leipzig

Head: Prof. Dr. Gottfried Alber

Phone: +49 341 97 - 31220
Fax: +49 341 97 - 31229