History of the journal

In 1886, Medical Microbiology and Immunology was founded by Robert Koch and Carl Flügge, who shaped the journal as Editors-in-Chief for more than 20 years. Originally named “Zeitschrift für Hygiene”, it was renamed multiple times in the light of scientific and medical advances and the emergence of new research disciplines, before adopting its current name Medical Microbiology and Immunology in 1971.

Former and current Editors-in-Chief of the journal:

Zeitschrift für Hygiene

  • Robert Koch (1886-1892)
  • Carl Flügge (1886-1892)

Zeitschrift für Hygiene und Infektionskrankheiten 

  • Robert Koch (1892-1910)
  • Carl Flügge (1892-1923)
  • Georg Gaffky (1905-1912)
  • Fred Neufeld (1918-1944)
  • Robert Doerr (1924-1952)
  • Martin Hahn (1924-1934)
  • Hermann Dold (1934-1944)
  • Richard Otto (1935-1944)
  • Heinrich Zeiss (1935-1944)
  • Heinrich Reichel (1938-1940)
  • Friedrich Erhard Haag (1942-1944)
  • Ernst Rodenwaldt (1942-1944)
  • Hans Schloßberger (1947-1957)
  • Walter Kikuth (1957-1961)

Zeitschrift für Hygiene und Infektionskrankheiten, Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Immunologie und Virologie

  • Walter Kikuth (1961-1965)

Zeitschrift für medizinische Mikrobiologie und Immunologie

  • Rudolf Rott (1966-1971)

Medical Microbiology and Immunology

  • Rudolf Rott (1971-2001)
  • Sucharit Bhakdi (1990-2012)
  • Bernhard Fleischer (1990-2018)
  • Hans Wilhelm Doerr (2001-2017)
  • Volkhard A.J. Kempf (2012-present)
  • Matthias J. Reddehase (2018-present)
  • Christian Bogdan (2018-present)