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 Maersk Tower, the Panum Building and Copenhagen University Hospital at Hvidovre, Herlev and Rigshospitalet.
163 scientific, 46 lab technicians and 9 administrative staff members are employed at the Department (2022). The vast majority of our activities is funded by external sources. In 2022, the ISIM revenue was 165 million DKK of which 76% was from external sources.
Research at the Department ranges from basic to applied research and is contained within the four areas: Bacteriology, Immunology, Virology and Medical Parasitology (malaria research).
Within the Department you will find individual research groups as well as four centres:
- Copenhagen Hepatitis C Program (CO-HEP)
- Costerton Biofilm Center
- LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center
- Centre for translational Medicine and Parasitology (CMP).
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, both national and international.
We cooperate closely with:
As well as many partners across the world, such as the:
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.