Ákos Heinemann

Ákos Heinemann is an MD, Professor of Pharmacology at the Institute of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology of the Medical University of Graz, and also director of the institute.

Research interests:

As an immunopharmacologist he focuses on the regulation of leukocyte trafficking as a fundamental principle of inflammatory processes. His primary aim is to characterize novel lipid and other mediators, and pathways that regulate the function and interaction of macrophages, granulocytes and endothelial cells that might serve as promising therapeutic targets for inflammatory diseases, such as acute lung injury and allergic asthma. He is speaker of the doctoral program "Molecular Fundamentals of Inflammation (DK-MOLIN)" supported by the Austrian Science Fund FWF.


  • Institute of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
    Medical University of Graz
    Universitätstplatz 4
    8010 Graz, Austria
  • Tel: +43 316 380-4508
    Fax: +43 316 380-9645
  • CV: link
  • Publications: link

Lab infrastructure:

  • Cell culture facilities
  • Biochemical, molecular biology and cell biology facilities
  • Microscopic, histochemical and immunofluorescence facilities
  • Proteomics platform: 2D-gel electrophoresis, ChemiDoc XRS System (for quantitative analysis of protein samples)
  • BD FACSCanto II Flow Cytometer
  • xMarkMicroplate spectrophotometer
  • HPLC
  • Cellix Cell Perfusion system (to study cells under shear flow conditions)
  • ECIS Ztheta + 96-well array station (impedance-based method to study cells grown in tissue culture such as barrier function)
  • APACT 4004 Platelet Aggregation System
  • FlexStation 3 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader (for measuring Ca2+ flux)
  • Various global knockout mouse models