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Wilfried Posch

Wilfried POSCH logo-orcidlogo-CD-Ges
Univ.-Ass. Priv.-Doz. Mag.Dr.rer.nat.

Tel.: +43 (0)512 9003-70706
E-Mail: wilfried.posch@i-med.ac.at


Biographical sketch

Molecular biology studies at the University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria – Master of Science and PhD in Immunology/Virology/Host-Pathogen Interaction – Antigen-presenting cells (Dendritic cells) – Pathogens – Systemic and Cellular Complement – Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes – T Helper Cells - Molecular Diagnostics


Current Position

Senior Scientist / University Assistant
Head of Molecular Diagnostics


Education

2018 Habilitation in Immunology at the Medical University of Innsbruck
‘Modulation of Host Immunity: Characterization of Dendritic Cell Functions at Pathogen Entry Sites’
2010  Doctoral thesis (Dr.rer.nat.) Molecular biology at the University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck Austria; ‘Complement opsonization as potential DC vaccination strategy for HIV-1’ passed with distinction
2007 Master of Science (Mag.rer.nat.) Molecular biology at the University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria; ‘Selftransfecting CMCOs as promising candidates for inhibition of HIV-replication in vivopassed with distinction
1999  Matura BRG Wörgl/Natural Science branch


Career History

since 2018 Group leader position within the Immunology Unit of the Division of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology
since 2016 Head of Molecular Diagnostics, Division of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
since 2015 Senior Scientist (permanent position), Division of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
2011-2015 Post-Doc, Division of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
2011-2012 Visiting scientist at the INSERM UMR-S945 Faculté de Médecine, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France (efis-IL fellowship)
2010-2011 Post-Doc, Division of Virology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
2008-2009 Visiting scientist at University College London, Division of Infection and Immunity, collaboration with Prof. Paul Kellam, London, UK (efis-IL fellowship)


Projects

Oesterreichische Nationalbank Anniversary Fund
(ÖNB, project 17614)

The role of Systemic and Cellular Complement in
Human Dendritic Cells

OeNB 2018-2021

Tyrolean Science Fund (TWF; D-155140-016-011)
IL15-DCs: New DC-based Vaccination Tool against HIV

TWF 2010-2012

Oesterreichische Nationalbank Anniversary Fund
(ÖNB, project 14875)

Dendritic cell modulation in chronic HIV infection
by opportunistic pathogens

OeNB 2012-2014

Austrian Science Fund (FWF, P25389-B13)
Deciphering the role of Th17 cells in HIV infection

FWF 2012-2017


Awards and Prizes obtained

Young Investigator Award
https://www.i-med.ac.at/mypoint/thema/711142.html

German AIDS Society 2017

Dr. Otto-Seibert Prize for research on
socially disadvantaged
Publication prize
https://www.i-med.ac.at/mypoint/news/704013.html

Seibert Foundation 2016

Austrian Microbiology Prize
Publication prize
https://www.i-med.ac.at/mypoint/news/702045.html

Austrian Society for
Hygiene, Microbiology
and Preventive Medicine
2016

Prize of the Principality of Liechtenstein
for scientific research
Publication prize
https://www.i-med.ac.at/pr/presse/
2015/19.html

Principality of
Liechtenstein
2015

efis-IL fellowship
INSERM UMR-S945 Faculté de Médecine,
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
https://www.efis.org/efis-support/
efis-il-fellowships/index.html

EFIS 2011-2012

efis-IL fellowship
Division of Infection and Immunity,
University College London (UCL), London, UK
https://www.efis.org/efis-support/
efis-il-fellowships/index.html

EFIS 2008-2009


Publications

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Other activities

Functions in scientific societies

2018

Board Member of the Austrian Society of Allergology and Immunology (ÖGAI)
http://oegai.org/oegai/index.php?id=4

Conference committees

2016

Local OrganizingCommittee and Scientific Committee, OEGAI Annual Meeting 2016
http://www.oegai-2016.com/en/welcome/37/local-organizing-committee.html?hm=37


Other non-scientific activities at the Medical University of Innsbruck

since 2016


Member of the Work Council for the Scientific Personnel
https://www.i-med.ac.at/betriebsrat1/betriebsraete.html

since 2016

Substitute member of the University Senate (‘Liste Life Sciences – Mittelbau’) Medical University of Innsbruck
https://www.i-med.ac.at/universitaet/senat/index.html.en


Teaching

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