Günter Weiss#

Günter Weiss
Membership Number:6069
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:AUSTRIA

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2012 Full Professor (§98) of Internal Medicine and Director of Department of of Internal Medicine II (Infectious Diseases, Immunology, Rheumatology, Pneumology), Medical University of Innsbruck (MUI)
  • 2009 Chair of Comprehensive Center for Infection, Immunology and Transplantation at MUI
  • Director of Christian Doppler Laboratory for Iron Metabolism and Anemia research (since 2017)
  • 2009 Appointment as Professor for “Clinical Immunology and Infectious Diseases”, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • 2003 - 2012 Vice -Director at the Department of Internal Medicine I
  • 1999 - 2012 Head of the unit for Infectious Diseases and Clinical Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, MUI; Head of the research laboratory for “Molecular Immunology and Infectious Diseases”
  • 1993 & 1995 Research fellowships at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Gene expression programme, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1990 - 1993 Research assistant at the Inst. of Med. Chem.& Biochem.,University of Innsbruck

Fields of Scholarship
  • Regulatory interactions between iron/zinc homeostasis
  • Immune-metabolism of host pathogen interaction and anti-cancer immune regulation
  • Regulatory pathways of lipid homeostasis and its alterations during infection and inflammation
  • Host-pathogen interaction and macrophage biology
  • Anemia of chronic disease
  • Clinical infectious diseases
  • Genetic and environmental imbalances of iron homeostasis in systemic disorders

Honours and Awards
  • 2915 Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Science
  • 2020 Honorary Ambassador of Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • 36 national and international personal scientific awards (including Novartis award for medicine 1998 or Kraupp award for the best habilitation in Austria in 1999)

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