Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology

MPIIB, one of 80 institutes of the Max Planck Society (MPG), is among Europe's centers of excellence committed to biological research in the field of infectious diseases. Its Department of Immunology uses multi-disciplinary approaches to infection biology, comprising concepts and methodologies of molecular genetics, immunology, cell biology, molecular epidemiology, imaging, clinical research, computational biology and metabolomics. It aims at better understanding the host response to infection with Mtb with focus on phagocytes as effector cells or habitat for Mtb, as well as on functional characterization of cells, molecules and mediators in innate and acquired immunity.

Stefan H.E. Kaufmann, Biologist, scientific member of the Max Planck Society, Founding Director of the MPIIB, Professor at the Charité Berlin and Dr. h.c. (U Marseille). Over 600 peer reviewed publications and reviews on immunology and infection. Member of the German Academy of Scientists ''Leopoldina'', Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, and of numerous scientific societies and committees. Numerous awards. One of the most cited immunologists in 1981-1999.

Principal Investigator

Photo of Prof. Stefan H.E. Kaufmann Prof. Stefan H.E. Kaufmann
Director and Head of Department
Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology
Charitéplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Tel: +49 30 28460 502
Fax: +49 30 28460 501

Additional Team Members

Macarena Beigier-Bompadre
Tel: +49 30 28460 522
Fax: +49 30 28460 505
Role in the project:  Scientist-in-Charge
Sandra Leitner
Tel: +49 30 28460 549
Fax: +49 30 28460 505
Role in the project:  Technician (transcriptomics)
Delia Löwe
Tel: +49 30 28460 576
Fax: +49 30 28460 505
Role in the project:  Technician (cytometry)
Robert Golinski
Tel: +49 30 28460 555
Fax: +49 30 28460 503
Role in the project:  Grant management

Institution legal name
Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology

Institution short name

Department of Immunology
Charitéplatz 1, 10117