institute of innate immunity


The Institute of Innate Immunity was established at the University of Bonn in 2010.



Major aims of the institute are to

  • elucidate how the innate immune system maintains health and under which circumstances it promotes diseases. 

  • train scientists at all career levels in the field of innate immunity.

  • develop novel therapeutic approaches for inflammatory diseases.





Eicke Latz, MD PhD

Institute Director 





Matthias Geyer, PhD

Department of Biochemistry & Structural Immunology





Dagmar Wachten, PhD

Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysical Imaging





Bernardo Franklin, PhD

Department of Cellular Immunology and Infection






Florian Schmidt, PhD

Molecular Immunology


January 15, 2018

The latest research by Dr. Anette Christ and Prof. Eicke Latz has shown that a ‘Western Diet’,...


December 14, 2017

Prof. Eicke Latz from the Institute of Innate Immunity and Prof. Veit Hornung from the LMU in...