Welcome to the Homepage of the Immunology Research Cluster (IRC) - Allergy, Inflammation & Infection

The Immunology Research Cluster (IRC) is a network of more than 80 research groups at the Medical University of Vienna with a strong research focus on Allergy, Inflammation & Infection. The overall aim of IRC is to strengthen the research environment and support in the field of Immunology and to foster translational approaches for the benefit of the patient. In addition, IRC members are dedicated at providing excellent research and training opportunities for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. 
This homepage serves also as an "entry point into the world of immunology" at the Medical University of Vienna. We are presenting IRC scientists, highlighting recents publications, listing news & events and describing newly funded research projects.

The IRC coordination team
Wilfried Ellmeier, Sylvia Knapp, Josef Smolen and Ursula Wiedermann

News & Events


"Lung epithelia under attack: influenza, interferons and pollutants"


"Functional microbiome analysis with single cell resolution"


"Intestinal organoids as a model system and their tools for genetic manipulation"


Recent Publications


The aggregation of hypertrophic macrophages constitutes the basis of all granulomatous diseases,...


RASGRP1 is an important guanine nucleotide exchange factor and activator of the RAS-MAPK pathway...


Hemolysis drives susceptibility to bacterial infections and predicts poor outcome from sepsis....


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