Institute for Medicial Immunology (IMI)

Vision: The Institute for Medical Immunology sees itself like a bridge between basic science and clinical research with main focus in the development of new concepts for the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases and for their improved diagnosis and therapy.


According to its vision, the Institute for Medical Immunology (IMI) does not only include basic and clinically oriented research groups. There also is a powerful accredited immunodiagnostic department that annually analyses more than 1,000 immunological states of stationary and ambulatory patients of various institutions within and outside the Charité, and that, additionally, is involved in the biomarker analysis of numerous phase I-IV clinical studies.
And there is a specialized outpatient clinic offering clinical-immunological consultations and caring for patients with suspected immunodeficiency in case of affinity to infection or with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

The interdisciplinary groups (immunodermatology, transplantation medicine) are reflecting this kind of close networking with the clinic.

The Institute works closely with the Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies (Opens external link in current windowBCRT).
Both institutions are managed by Prof MD Hans-Dieter Volk.

Scientific Focus

  • Transplantation immunology
  • Immunology of viral infections (CMV, EBV)
  • Immunology of intensive care patients
  • Development of standardized immunomonitoring
  • Immunocelltherapy (adoptive T cell transfer)
  • Immunodermatology
  • Protein-protein interactions (independent C3 professor)
  • Biological clock (independent W2 professor)

Family friendly Institute

To reconcile family, education and work, our facility is furnished with a family room open to all employees of the Institute for Medical Immunology (IMI). In addition, there is the Kids Mobile Service.

Kids Mobile is organized by Opens external link in current windowKinder im Kiez GmbH (only in German).

Contact IMI

Prof. MD
Hans-Dieter Volk

Andrea Gorgas

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Campus Virchow-Klinikum
Institutsgebäude Süd
Föhrer Str. 15 / Südstr. 2
13353 Berlin

Postal address:
Augustenburger Platz 1

t: +49 30 450 524 062
f: +49 30 450 524 932