Beatrix Grubeck-Loebenstein

Dr. Grubeck-Loebenstein is Director of the Institute for Biomedical Aging Research of the University of Innsbruck and Head of the Immunology Group. The research priority of the group is to find new ways to prevent immune system (especially T cell) function from declining as a person grows older and to optimize vaccinations in elderly people. Dr. Grubeck-Loebenstein is also an Associate Professor of Pathophysiology at the Medical University of Innsbruck. She is a member of the Senate of the Christian Doppler Research Association and of the Scientific Advisory Boards of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the German Research Promotion Agency. Dr. Grubeck-Loebenstein is also a member of the Advisory Board for medical therapy for the elderly (Austrian Federal Ministry for Health, Family and Youth). Her research has been funded by numerous grants by Austrian funding organizations, the European Commission and industry.

Dr. Grubeck-Loebenstein has a medical doctoral degree from the Medical University of Vienna and worked as a postdoctoral fellow funded by two Erwin Schrödinger fellowships at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, London, UK (Head: Prof. Marc Feldmann).

Dr. Grubeck-Loebenstein has authored and/or coauthored more than 200 research papers and book chapters and is an editorial board member of several scientific journals. From 2004 – 2009 she was Editor-in-Chief of Experimental Gerontology.

E-Mail: Beatrix.Grubeck@uibk.ac.at