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Institut für Virologie
am Department für Hygiene,
Mikrobiologie und Publich Health
der Medizinischen Universität Innsbruck

Peter-Mayr-Straße 4b
A-6020 Innsbruck

Tel.: 0512/9003-71701
Fax: 0512/9003-73701
E-Mail: virologie@i-med.ac.at
CV - Dr. Heribert Stoiber
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heribert Stoiber
Name: Heribert Stoiber, PhD, ao. Univ.-Prof.
Date of birth: September 23rd, 1962
Address: Division of Virology
Innsbruck Medical University
Peter- Mayr- Straße 4b
6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Telephone: 0043-512-9003-71706
Fax: 0043-512-9003-73701
E-Mail: heribert.stoiber@i-med.ac.at


1983-1986 undergraduate course in Chemistry, Regensburg, Germany

1986-1991 undergraduate (Master´s) course, Innsbruck, Austria

1991 Diploma in Chemistry (equivalent to Master´s) at the University Innsbruck

1991-1994 work on PhD thesis at the Institute of Hygiene (supervisor Prof. Dierich) and the Institute of Biochemistry (supervisor Doz. Auer)

1994 PhD in Biochemistry awarded by the University Innsbruck, Austria

1994-1996 postdoctoral researcher at the Dept. of Hygiene, Innsbruck; areas of interest: HIV and complement

1996-1997 Schrödinger fellow at the Dept. of Medical Microbiology at the University of Liverpool in the group of Prof. T. Schulz

from 1997 postdoctoral researcher and head of the HIV research group at the Dept. of Hygiene, Innsbruck

2001 “Habilitation” in Virology at the University Innsbruck

Carrier related activities

Since 2004
Member of the Editorial board of Frontiers in Bioscience
Since 1998
Member of the Executive Committee of the Austrian AIDS Society
2002-2004 Deputy Secretary of the Austrian Society for Allergology and Immunology
2005-2007 Secretary of the Austrian Society for Allergology and Immunology
Since 2009
Member of the editorial board of The Open Vaccine Journal


  • Austrian AIDS Society (ÖAIG)
  • Austrian Society for Allergology and Immunology (ÖGAI)
  • Austrian Society for Hygiene
  • German Society for Virology


89 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 6 book chapters, 2 patents

Research Interests

Virology, Vaccine development, Immunology, Regulation of the immune responses

Future research activities

The following main focus will be studied:

  • Alternative approaches to develop vaccines
  • Development of a complement-based anti-retroviral therapy
  • Impact of complement on DCs infections
  • Impact of complement on the regulation of antigen presentation and CTL responses

Current funding

  • 6th framework of the EU (LSHP-CT-2005-018685; DEC-VAC): “Development of a Dendritic Cell-targeted Vaccine against AIDS” 174.00.-€

  • FWF Grant 17914: “Development of complement-based antiretroviral therapy in a mouse model” 340.000.-€

  • FFG Grant, Bridge-Project 815463: „Selbst-Transfizierende Antisense-Wirkstoffe als Therapie gegen HIV“ 200.000.-€

  • Prize Project: „Antiviraler Wirk- und Impfstoff“ 125.000.-€

  • Tiroler Zukunftsstiftung, TWF-2008-1-562: „Development of antiretroviral therapy based on C4b-binding protein” 44.000.-€