University of Copenhagen
About the Department
Welcome to the Department of Immunology and Microbiology (ISIM). We are part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. ISIM is physically located in the the Maersk Tower and Panum Building.
170 scientific, 59 Phd Students, 29 lab technicians and 10 administrative staff members are employed at the Department (2022). The vast majority of our activities is funded by external sources. In 2021, the ISIM revenue was 160 million DKK of which 75% was from external sources.
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,
LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center, CO-HEP and Centre for Medical Parasitology.
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.
Many of our activities are initiated and conducted in collaboration with other departments, universities and institutions.
We cooperate closely with:
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
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.
If you are interested in working at ISIM, please have a look at the UCPH Job Bank.
Please find possible vacant positions at the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at the UCPH Job Bank.
If you have questions regarding PhD positions please contact the Copenhagen Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences.
Leadership Team ISIM 2022-2023
Charlotte M. Bonefeld
Head of Department, Professor
Nils Erik Samdal
Thor Grundtvig Theander