Welcome to the Institute of Infection Research and Vaccine Development - IIRVD
The Institute for Infection Research and Vaccine Development (IIRVD) was founded in January 2022 with the founding director Marylyn M. Addo . The IIRVD is part of the Center for Internal Medicine at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE).
The scientific focus of the institute is basic and translational infection and vaccine research . The interdisciplinary scientific team investigates emerging viruses, such as Ebola viruses and corona viruses – SARS-CoV-2 and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), but also other viruses, including hepatitis B. The focus of research lies in the induction of immunity to viruses and vaccines, as well as sex-specific differences in immunity (DFG Research Unit 5068). In addition, early safety and efficacy studies of vaccines, as well as treatment and observational studies in the field of infectious dieseases are carried out at the institute.
Two BMBF-funded junior research groups are associated with the Institute for Infection Research and Vaccine Development: The junior research group "Genomics of Retroviral Infections" headed by PD Dr. Dr Ulrike Lange at the LIV and the working group "Infection & Immune Regulation" headed by Dr. Dr Angelique Hölzemer, MD/PhD at the Center for Internal Medicine, I. Medical Clinic.