Characterization of the function of double-positive T cells in dogsRead more
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).
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.
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:
- Institute of Virology
- Institute of Bacteriology and Mycology
- Institute off Parasitology
- Institute für Immunology
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).
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
ZIM doctoral student receives Wilhelm Ellenberger PrizeRead more
DFG proposal on pig research approvedRead more
ZIM website goes onlineRead more
CUDZ Flow Cytometers - Ready for University and Extramural Research ProjectsRead more
Mrs. Laura Schneider defended her doctoral thesisRead more
external funds raisedRead more
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...
Employees of the institute are involved in various courses.
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.
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.
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´.