Internationally visible infection research is a central task of the Max von Pettenkofer Institute. At the Institute’s two chairs of Medical Microbiology and Hospital Hygiene (Director: Prof. Dr. S. Suerbaum) and of Virology (Director: Prof. Dr. O. T. Keppler), we work on a broad spectrum of topics and projects with approximately 12 research groups. Our research activities include basic research on infectious agents and their interaction with the human host, translational research, diagnostic issues and participation in clinical trials.

Our research activities are supported by third-party funding from various funding institutions, including the German Research Foundation, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, as well as the Federal Ministry of Health, the German Centre for Infection Research and the Bavarian State Ministries of Science and the Arts and of Health.



The Max von Pettenkofer Institute (MVPI) at LMU is offering a new structured international doctoral programme under the MMRS umbrella called “Infection Research on Human Pathogens@MVPI”.


Funding Programme for Research and Teaching (FöFoLe)