Our facilities at a glance

Our institution is an institute of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. We are involved in the Centre for Infectious Diseases (ZIM) and lead the Core Unit Flow Cytometry (CUDZ).

Our Institute

The Institute for Immunology of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, located on the campus of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (VMF) and in the Biotechnological-Biomedical Center (BBZ) of the University of Leipzig, is part of the Center for Infectious Diseases (ZIM) of the VMF. It deals with immunological questions in the field of infection defence and is currently involved in the two main research areas iLAF and Neuro of the VMF. The institute is authorized to train immunologists and veterinarians for immunology.

 

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Prof. Dr. Gottfried Alber

Prof. Dr. Gottfried Alber

Head of the Institute of Immunology

Deutscher Platz 5, Room 1.310
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-31221
Fax: +49 341 97-31229

Centre for Infectious Diseases (ZIM)

The Centre for Infectious Diseases is an association of four veterinary institutes that deal with the different aspects of infections in domestic animals and humans and investigate the interactions between pathogens and host.

The following institutes are involved in the Centre for Infection Medicine:

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Prof. Dr. Arwid Daugschies

Prof. Dr. Arwid Daugschies

Speaker of the Centre for Infectious Diseases

An den Tierkliniken 35, Room 1005
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-38081
Fax: +49 341 97-38095

Core Unit Flow Cytometry (CUDZ)

Our Core Unit Flow Cytometry (CUDZ) features two flow cytometers of the latest generation. We provide interested users from the University of Leipzig, non-university research institutions and companies with equipment and the corresponding know-how in the field of analytical and preparative cytometry.

The Institute of Immunology is responsible for the technical and scientific management of the Core Unit. The Core Unit is located in the S2 laboratories of the Institute of Virology (project management genetic engineering, protection against infection and Ordinance on Biological Substances).

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PD Dr. Uwe Müller

PD Dr. Uwe Müller

Head of Core Unit Flow Cytometry

Deutscher Platz 5, Room 1.304
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-31224
Fax: +49 341 97-31229

Information about the Institute

Training opportunities at the institute

Core Unit Flow Cytometry (CUDZ)

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

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ZIM doctoral student receives Wilhelm Ellenberger Prize

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DFG proposal on pig research approved

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CUDZ Flow Cytometers - Ready for University and Extramural Research Projects

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Mrs. Laura Schneider defended her doctoral thesis

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Events of our institute and the Centre for Infectious Diseases

Workshop - National Research Platform for Zoonoses - Use of PCLS for ex vivo investigation of host-pathogen interaction

As part of the research project "In-vitro system for the characterisation of the allergic potential of human and animal pathogenic fungi", the project...

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Study

Employees of the institute are involved in various courses.

Lectures and Project Work of the Institute of Immunology

Research

Our research is focused on infection immunology and deals with the interactions of the human and porcine immune systems and the role of double-positive T cells in dogs.

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Cryptococcal research

The Institute of Immunology has been researching pulmonary cryptococcosis for over 20 years.

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Research on pigs

In cooperation with the Institute for Bacteriology and Mycology, the immune response of pigs is investigated within the framework of vaccine development.

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Research on dogs

The Institute of Immunology was one of the first institutes worldwide to describe the double-positive T-cells of dogs. Current research projects are investigating the function of these cells.

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Publications, degrees and equipment at our institute

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

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