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Veit Hornung

Prof. Dr. Veit Hornung



Gene Center and Department of Biochemistry
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Postal Address: Feodor-Lynen-Straße 25
Visiting Address: BioSysM, Butenandtstraße 1
81377 Munich

Room: K 01.009
Phone: +49 (0)89 - 2180 71109

Website: Hornung Lab - Innate Immunity

Work group


Assistant: Annika Büscher

phone: +49 (0)89 - 2180 71110

Scientific Vita

since 2015
Chair of Immunobiochemistry (W3) Gene Center and Department of Biochemistry, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
2014-2015 Director (W3) Institute of Molecular Medicine, University Hospital, University of Bonn, Germany
2008-2013 Professor of Clinical Biochemistry (W2) Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Pharmacology, University Hospital, University of Bonn, Germany
2006-2008 Postdoctoral research fellow Laboratory of Prof. Dr. Eicke Latz and Prof. Dr. Kate Fitzgerald in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, USA
2005-2006 Group leader "Therapeutic Oligonucleotides" Division of Clinical Pharmacology, LMU, Munich, Germany
2003-2006 Research fellow / Postdoctoral research fellow Laboratory of Prof. Dr. Gunther Hartmann in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at the University, Hospital Munich, LMU, Munich, Germany
1996-2003 Study of Medicine University of Munich, LMU, including rotations at Harvard University (Boston, USA) and University of Zurich (Zurich, Switzerland)

Awards and Honors

  • 2021 ERC Advanced Grant
  • 2020 William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Basic and Tumor Immunology
  • 2018 Liliane Bettencourt Prize for Life Sciences
  • 2018 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize (DFG)
  • 2016 Elected Leopoldina Member
  • 2015 ERC Consolidator Grant
  • 2015 Elected EMBO Member
  • 2014 Designated as a Highly Cited Researcher in the field of Immunology by Thomson Reuters
  • 2013 Pettenkofer Prize of the Pettenkofer Foundation
  • 2010 Paul-Martini-Prize of the Paul-Martini-Foundation
  • 2010 Award for Basic Medical Research of the GlaxoSmithKline Foundation
  • 2007 Heinz Maier Leibnitz Prize of the German Research Foundation
  • 2006 Graduate-Scholarship of the Novartis-Foundation for the Therapeutical Research
  • 2002 Study Scholarship of the Munich-Harvard-Alliance

Currently funded Projects