Univ.-Prof. Dr. med.

Günter Weiss

Günter Weiss

Corresponding Member of the Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences in Austria since 2015

  • Univ.-Klinik für Innere Medizin VI, Medizinische Universität Innsbruck


Research Areas:

  • Clinical Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Medical molecular biology
  • Immunology
  • Internal medicine
  • Medical biochemistry



Selected Memberships:

  • Current President of the European Macrophage & Dendritic Cell Society
  • Österreichische Gesellschaft für Infektionskrankheiten und Tropenmedizin
  • International BioIron Society
  • Paul-Ehrlich-Gesellschaft für Chemotherapie e.V.
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Infektiologie
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • Österreichische Gesellschaft für Innere Medizin

Selected Prizes:

  • Otto-Kraupp-Preis
  • Novartis Preis für Medizin
  • Anton von Eiselsberg-Preis
  • Paracelsus Preis
  • Hoechst Preis

Selected Publications:

  • Nairz, M.; Schleicher, U.; Schroll, A.; Sonnweber, T.; Theurl, I. et al. [..] (2013) Nitric oxide-mediated regulation of ferroportin-1 controls macrophage iron homeostasis and immune function in Salmonella infection. The Journal of Experimental Medicine, Bd. 210, S. 855-873.
  • Nairz, M.; Schroll, A.; Moschen, A. R.; Sonnweber, T.; Theurl, M. et al. [..] (2011) Erythropoietin contrastingly affects bacterial infection and experimental colitis by inhibiting NF-κB-inducible immune pathways. Immunity, Bd. 34, S. 61-74.
  • Ludwiczek, S.; Theurl, I.; Muckenthaler, M. U.; Jakab, M.; Mair, S. M. et al. [..] (2007) Ca2+ channel blockers reverse iron overload by a novel mechanism via divalent metal transporter-1. Nature Medicine, Bd. 13, S. 448-454.
  • Weiss, G.; Goodnough, L. T. (2005) Anemia of chronic disease. The New England Journal of Medicine, Bd. 352, S. 1011-1023.
  • Zoller, H.; Pietrangelo, A.; Vogel, W.; Weiss, G. (1999) Expression of the duodenal metal transporter NRAMP-2 (DMT-1) in patients with hereditary hemochromatosis. Lancet, Bd. 353, S. 2120-2124.