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Weninger - Skin Inflammation and Immunity

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Skin Inflammation and Immunity-Lab

The Weninger group has a broad interest in the role of the skin immune system in cutaneous diseases, including infections, allergies, inflammatory conditions and skin cancer. 

We use state-of-the-art tools such as intravital two-photon microscopy, advanced in vitro and in vivo pre-clinical models, and cutting-edge genetic techniques to obtain a wholistic view of the function of individual cells in the skin during homeostasis and disease.

Our focus encompasses the study of immune cell dynamics in the surveillance of normal and inflamed skin, extracellular matrix homeostasis and remodeling, biophysical properties of dermal structures such as lymphatic vessels, the role of blood cell development and generation in skin diseases as well as the microbiome and its interplay with viruses and bacteriophages.

Prof. Wolfgang Weninger

Chair & Group Leader

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Peter Weninger
Medical University of Vienna
Department of Dermatology
Laboratory: 4P
Waehringer Guertel 18-20, 1090 Wien/Vienna Austria

T: +43 (0)1 40400-77070
F: +43 (0)1 40400-76990

Should any project capture your interest, don't hesitate to reach out to the respective principal investigators via email, attaching a cover letter and CV.

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Vienna, 21 November 2023

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Atopic dermatitis: viruses discovered as new therapy option

Vienna, 29 September 2023

Up to 15 percent of children and five percent of adults are affected by the chronic inflammatory skin disease atopic dermatitis. Despite advanced therapy measures...