Institute of Immunology

The Institute of Immunology

The Institute of Immunology was founded in 1996 and deals with immunological questions in the field of infectious immunology. Current research topics include T cells in dogs, vaccine development in pigs, equine asthma and murine lung infection models.

The Institute of Immunology, an overview

The Institute of Immunology is part of the Center for Infection Medicine and operates the Core Unit Flow Cytometry.

Read more
Foto: Studentinnen sitzen im Mikroskopiersaal und schauen durch die Mikroskope

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

Veterinärmedizinische Fakultät

The ZIM Day 2024

On 8 February 2024, the time had come again: ZIM Day 2024 once again attracted the members of ZIM to the Oberholz teaching and research estate. The aim of the ZIM Day is to facilitate collaborative scientific and personal dialogue between the institutes. Dr Cora Delling (Parasitology), Laura Karwig…

Zentrum für Infektionsmedizin

Dr Maria Eschke has been awarded this year's Hans Schleiter Prize

We are delighted that our colleague, Dr Maria Eschke, has been awarded this year's Hans Schleiter Prize for the best publication achievement at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Leipzig University in 2023.

Zentrum für Infektionsmedizin

ZIM Day 2023

After a long break, it was finally time again. The ZIM was able to meet again in presence on February 7, 2023 and exchange scientific results from the institutes and discuss new projects. For this purpose, the seminar room of the Oberholz teaching and research facility offered the right name. In…

Institut für Immunologie

The Institute's seminar series can be used for continuing veterinary education

From January 2023, the Institute of Immunology will open its weekly seminars for further veterinary education (for members of the Saxon State Veterinary Chamber).

Institut für Immunologie

Characterization of the function of double-positive T cells in dogs

For some years now, the Institute of Immunology has been intensively investigating the importance of CD4/CD8 double-positive T cells in dogs. New findings have now led to a publication in the journal PLOS One. The publication went online on March 13, 2019.

Veterinärmedizinische Fakultät

Veterinarian Laura Karwig wins a poster prize at the Research Festival 2024

After a three-year break, the 17th Research Festival for Life Sciences took place on 18.01.2024 at the Faculty of Medicine's Study Centre. The aim of the festival is the scientific exchange of talented young scientists from Leipzig's university.

Events of our institute and the Centre for Infectious Diseases

There are no events in the current view.


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.

Further education at the institute for immunology

At the Institute of Immunology a postgraduate further education in the fields of specialized veterinary immunology and specialized immunology DGfI is possible.

Read more

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.

Research at the Institute of Immunology

The Institute of Immunology deals with the immune response against fungi and also studies T-cell subpopulations in dogs, the antibacterial immune response in pigs and asthma in horses.

Read more

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