institute of innate immunity


The Institute of Innate Immunity was established at the University of Bonn in 2010. Since 2020 the institute is co-chaired by three department heads.


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

Department for Innate Immunity and Metaflammation





Felix Meissner, PhD

Department for Systems Immunology & Proteomics





Dagmar Wachten, PhD

Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysical Imaging





Bernardo Franklin, PhD

Cellular Immunology and Infection






Florian Schmidt, PhD

Molecular Immunology



Anette Christ, PhD

Public Outreach





Peter Düwell, PhD

Cardiovascular Immunity





Susanne Schmidt, PhD



February 10, 2020

Prof. Eicke Latz is hosting the 2nd Immuno-Metabolic Mechanisms of Atherosclerosis Conference 01...


December 17, 2019

A teamwork by the scientists from the Institute of Innate Immunity, the Braunschweig Integrated...