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Prof. Dr. rer. nat. David Vöhringer

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. David Vöhringer

Leiter der Abteilung

Wasserturmstrasse 3/5
91054 Erlangen


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W2 Professor

Since 2010



Head of the Department of Infection Biology at the Institute of Clinical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene of the Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Germany




Habilitation at the Medical Faculty of the University of Munich.

Group leader



Head of an Emmy Noether research group. Funded by the “Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft“ (DFG). Located at the Institute for Immunology, University of Munich, Germany.




With Prof. R. M. Locksley, Division of Infectious Diseases, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), USA.

Ph.D. thesis



With Prof. H. Pircher, University of Freiburg, Germany. Finished with „summa cum laude“. Title: “T cell mediated autoimmune hepatitis and characterization of the Killer cell Lectin-like Receptor G1”

Summer Student



Analysis of T-cell receptor signal transduction in the lab of Dr. E. Palmer at the Basel Institute for Immunology, Basel, Switzerland.

Diploma thesis



With Prof. H. Pircher, Department of Immunology at the Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Freiburg. Title: “Analysis of T-cell tolerance and autoimmunity in a transgenic mouse model.”





Biology at the University of Tübingen, Germany.

Biology at the University of Freiburg, Germany. Main subjects: Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Clinical Chemistry.

Member of the Ethics committee on animal experiments at the Government of Lower Franconia

Deputy spokesperson for the research focus "Immunology and Inflammation" at the Medical Faculty of the FAU

Member of the intramural funding program of the "Johannes und Frida Marohn-Stiftung"

Member of the German Society of Immunologists

Member of the Faculty of 1000

Member of the Editorial Board of F1000 Research

Member of the Editorial Board of European Journal of Immunology

Immunology Advisory Board Member of Faculty Opinions

Award of the „Gesellschaft der Freunde der Universität Freiburg“ for the best diploma thesis of the faculty of biology (1998).

Scholarship for a Keystone meeting (2003).

Nominated for the participation at the Nobel Laureates meeting in Lindau (2007).

Poster prize (300€) at the World Immune Regulation Meeting in Davos (2007).

Selected to participate at the 15th German-American Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium in Irvine, CA (2009).

Funding of an ERC starting grant (2009).

Langener Wissenschaftspreis (10.000 €) awarded by the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut and the German city Langen (2011).

Best Lecturer award from Master of Molecular Medicine students (2020).