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Hannes Vietzen

Auditorium 1
Invited by
Peter van Endert
Medical University of Vienna

Hannes Vietzen studied Biological Sciences as well as Molecular Microbiology, Microbial Ecology and Immunobiology at the University of Constance (Germany) and the University of Vienna. He then completed his Ph.D. in the Ph.D. Program for Organ Failure-, Replacement and Transplantation (POET) in 2020 at the Medical University of Vienna and was then a Postdoc in the research group of Prof. Elisabeth Puchhammer-Stöckl at the Center for Virology. Since November 2023, he is a Principal Investigator (Tenure-Track) at Center for Virology, Medical University of Vienna. Hannes Vietzen has been working in the field of transplant virology, host-virus interactions, and herpesvirus-specific immune responses. He characterized SARS-CoV-2, human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV), and Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)-specific T cells, NK cells and antibodies in immunocompetent individuals as well as immunosuppressed transplant recipients to identify protective virus-specific immune responses. He is the first author of 16 publications. For his work, he received the Ph.D. Award of the Medical University of Vienna, the Clinical & Experimental Austrotransplant Awards 2022, Austrotransplant Awards 2023, and the Dora Brücke-Teleky Award for exceptional publications authored by Postdocs in 2022. He is a reviewer for numerous journals as well as national and international funding organizations, such as the L'Agence nationale de la recherché.

Seminar Topic: EBV and MS: Novel Insights into Old Tales

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