Vice Rector for Research and Sustainability

Vice Rector Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jutta HOREJS-HÖCK

Prof. Dr. Jutta Horejs-Hoeck was born in Salzburg in 1969. After graduating from the Musisches Gymnasium Salzburg (1987), she completed her music studies (piano) at the Mozarteum Salzburg in 1993 and also completed a degree in biology at the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg in 1995. During her doctoral studies, she conducted research at the Novartis Research Institute in Vienna on new therapeutic molecules for the inhibition of allergy-mediating IgE antibodies. After completing her doctorate (1999), she spent a further three years at the Novartis Research Institute with the aim of identifying new signaling pathways that are associated with allergic reactions for therapeutic use.

After further research stays at the Department of Molecular Biology at the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg and at the renowned Telethon Institute for Gene-Therapy in Milan, Italy, Jutta Horejs-Hoeck habilitated in 2014 in the fields of immunology and molecular biology at the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, where she has been working as an associate university professor since.

Jutta Horejs-Hoeck heads a research group at the Department of Biosciences and Medical Biology and is particularly interested in chronic inflammatory processes and their relevance to the development of cancer. Jutta Horejs-Hoeck is active in numerous scientific organisations, a member of the review panel for the Johann Wilhelm Ritter von Mannagetta Prize of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and a Council Member of the CIVIS University Alliance. From 2018 to 2022, she was deputy spokesperson of the FWF-funded doctoral programme “Immunity in Cancer and Allergy (ICA)” and from 2015 to the end of 2023, she was intensively involved in faculty matters as Vice Dean of the Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences at the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, where she was responsible for all agendas in the field of life sciences and the 6 biological studies with >1000 students since 2020.

As Vice-Rector for Research and Sustainability, she is responsible for further strengthening research at all PLUS faculties and for the development of life sciences in Salzburg. Her remit also includes sustainability and environmental management. Together with the VR for Digitalisation, she will also be available for questions relating to occupational medicine and occupational safety.


Vice Rector for Research and Sustainability

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jutta Horejs-Höck
Vice Rector for Research and Sustainability

Kapitelgasse 6/II, 5020 Salzburg | Austria

Tel.: +43 662 8044 2410



The staff of the Vice Rectorate for Research and Sustainability will be happy to assist you.

Büro der Vizerektorate

Photos: © Scheinast (1) | © Luigi Caputo (2)