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


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