Director

Prof. Dr. Dr. Ulrike Köhl (executive)#

Prof. Dr. Dr. Ulrike Köhl
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Prof. Dr. Dr. Ulrike Köhl

Professional career

  • since 2017 W3-professorship for Immunoncology, Director of the Institute for Clinical Immunology at the University of Leipzig and University Hospital Leipzig
  • Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology Leipzig
  • Director (part time) of the Institute for Cell Therapeutics at the Hannover Medical School (MHH)
  • 2012–2017 W3- professorship and director of the Institute for Cell Therapeutics at the Hannover Medical School (MHH)
  • 1999–2012 Head of Laboratory for Stem Cell Transplantation and Immune Therapy, Department Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Hemostaseology at the University Hospital Frankfurt (Main)
  • 2008–2010 Provisional management of the Emergency Laboratory for Hematology and coagulation, Department Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Hemostaseology at the University Hospital Frankfurt (Main)
  • 1996–1998 Senior Scientist, Building the Laboratory for Stem Cell Transplantation, Department Pediatric Hematology and Oncology; Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt and University Hospital Frankfurt (Main)
  • 1995–1996 Postdoctoral fellowship at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, Molecular Cell Therapy; Houston, USA
  • 1987–1995 Research Associate at the Pharmacokinetic Laboratory, Department Pediatric Hematology and Oncology; University Hospital Frankfurt (Main)

 

Education

  • 2008 - Habilitation und Venia Legendi for Experimental Medicine at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt
  • 2006 - Second state examination in Human Medicine at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt
  • 1995 - Doctorate in Pharmacology at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt
  • 1987 - Diploma in Biology at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt

 

Memberships (selection)

  • German Society for Hematology and Oncology (DGHO)
  • International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT)
  • German Society for Immunology (DGfI)
  • Paediatric Working Group for Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Society of Paediatric Oncology and Haematology (GPOH)

PD Dr. Sebastian Ulbert (deputy)#

PD Dr. Sebastian Ulbert
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PD Dr. Sebastian Ulbert

Professional career

  • since 2020 Deputy Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI
  • 2017–2020 Head of the Department of Immunology at the Fraunhofer IZI
  • since 2014 Lecturer in “Experimental Virology” at the Medical Faculty of the University of Leipzig
  • 2009–2020 Head of the Vaccine Technologies Unit at the Fraunhofer IZI
  • 2006–2009 Scientist at the Fraunhofer IZI
  • 2003–2006 Post-doctoral research in the group of Professor Iain Mattaj at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Heidelberg

 

Education

  • 2014 – Habilitation for experimental virology | Medical Faculty, University of Leipzig
  • 1999–2003 – PhD thesis in the group of Professor Piet Borst | Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam
  • 1998 – Master’s thesis in the group of Professor Peter Kremsner | Institute for Tropical Medicine, University of Tübingen
  • 1993–1998 – Studies in Biology | University of Tübingen and University of Sao Paulo/Brazil (DAAD IAS-program)

 

Memberships (selection)

  • European Society for Virology (ESV)
  • Society for Virology (Gesellschaft für Virologie e.V.)
  • National Research Platform for Zoonoses