Immunology at Hannover Medical School is privileged to be represented as a basic science discipline by the Institute of Immunology (Headed by Prof. Reinhold Förster) and as a clinical science discipline by the Clinic for Immunology and Rheumatology (Headed by Prof. Reinhold Schmidt). Owing to its interdisciplinary nature, Immunology is a central aspect of research performed by many groups within our Centers of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Neurology, Dermatology and Laboratory Medicine, as well as at the Fraunhofer Institute for Pre-clinical Pharmacology and the TWINCORE Centre for Infection Research.