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Wilfried Posch

Wilfried POSCH logo-orcidlogo-CD-Ges
Assistenzprofessor PD 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 (HIV, Influenza, SARS-CoV-2) – Systemic and Cellular Complement – Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes – T Helper Cells - Molecular Diagnostics


Current Position

Assistant Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases


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 2021 Assistant Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases (Tenure-Track position)
since 2018 Group leader position within the Immunology Unit of the Institute of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology
2016-2/2020 Head of Molecular Diagnostics, Division of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
2015-11/2020 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

Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftl. Forschung
CURE-Treating SARS-CoV-2 infection in human 3D
respiratory models

FWF/
standing
alone
2020-2024

Tiroler Innovationsförderung/Land Tirol
Antiviral testing of Salopur MSP (Ökopur GmbH) aiganst
SARS-CoV-2

Land Tirol 2021-2022

Tiroler Innovationsförderung/Land Tirol
Development of an innovative disinfection system based
on UV-C LED technology

Land Tirol 2020-2021

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

Secretary Protocol and Board Member of the Austrian Society of Allergology and Immunology (ÖGAI)
https://oegai.org/

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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