Institute of Immunobiology

The Institute of Immunobiology conducts applied basic research in various fields of immunobiology. We investigate the involvement of stromal cells in the development of lymphatic organs and the influence of these cells in the development of tumors and their functions in the defense against infectious agents. In addition, we develop and evaluate new vaccination approaches for the treatment of cancer and investigate how immunotherapeutic approaches can be further improved. These research approaches are pursued in the research groups Immunobiology and Experimental Dermatology. The newly established Neuroimmunology research group investigates inflammatory processes in diseases of the central nervous system. The staff of the Laboratory Management and Administration unit are responsible for the smooth implementation of this research work.

The Institute of Immunobiology has close academic ties with the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich. Prof. Dr. Ludewig and Prof. Dr. Flatz are members of the Life Science Zurich Graduate School and are involved in teaching as well as in the training of master and doctoral students. Prof. Dr. Flatz is a full member of the Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich and Prof. Dr. Ludewig is adjunct professor at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the University of Zurich.