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.

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.





















Leadership Team ISIM 2022-2023

Leadership Team ISIM 2022-2023

Charlotte M. Bonefeld
Head of Department, Professor

Nils Erik Samdal
Department Administrator

Thor Grundtvig Theander 

Oana Ciofu

Jens Bukh

University - and faculty management