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About the department
The Department of Immunology and Microbiology (ISIM) is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen and is physically located at Panum, at Hvidovre Hospital and at the Centre for Health and Society, in the premises of the former municipal hospital.
300 scientific and administrative staff members are employed at the Department (2014). ISIM has a revenue of DKK 179 million of which the majority, 77 per cent, is funding from private partners. Read more about allocation of funding.
Research at the department ranges from basic to applied research and is contained within the four research areas: Bacteriology, Immunology, Virology and Medical Parasitology (malaria research).
Within the Department you will find centres such as The Costerton Biofilm Center, CO-HEP and Centre for Medical Parasitology. Read more about research at ISIM.
The Department hosts a broad portfolio of courses in immunology, microbiology, basic human biology, cell biology and molecular biology. We also offer online courses and e-learning modules, Eg. Bacterial Biofilm. Read more about teaching at ISIM.
Many of our activities are initiated and conducted in collaboration with other departments, universities and institutions. We cooperate closely with Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen University Hospital, UCPH's Department of Public Health, as well as many partners across the world, such as the Bandim Health Project in Guinea-Bissau, KCMC in Tanzania and Singapore Centre for Environmental Engineering and Life Science.
We welcome inquiries from the press and are always seeking to advance our cooperation with private companies, international organizations, public institutions and other stakeholders. Feel free to contact us, and we will do our best to answer your enquiry.