Organization structure

The institute has six locations in Germany (Leipzig, Potsdam, Halle, Rostock, Hannover and Erfurt).

The various units of the institute are organized in 11 departments. The scientific staff is supported by the administration, various staff units and central facilities and services.

Do you have any questions for one of our department managers or employees? Then please contact us.

Organization chart

  1. Director
    Prof. Dr. Dr. Ulrike Köhl

    1. Administration
      Anja Bochmann-Seidel | Annette Schäfer (deputy)

      Business Development and Patent Management
      Dr. Thomas Tradler
      Press and Public Affairs
      Jens Augustin
      Occupational Safety
      Dr. Peter Ruschpler
      IT Management
      Alexander Dossin

    2. Officers

      Center for Experimental Medicine
      Dr. Thomas Grunwald
      Imaging
      Prof. Dr. Ulf-Dietrich Braumann
      GLP Test Facility
      Dr. Jörg Lehmann

    1. Head Quarter
      Leipzig

      1. Main Department of GMP Cell and Gene Therapy
        Dr. Gerno Schmiedeknecht /
        Kati Kebbel

        1. Preclinical Models
          Sina Riemschneider

        2. Protein Biomarker
          Prof. Dr. Stefan Kalkhof

        3. Cell Line Development
          Dr. Elke Ueberham

        4. Biopharmaceuticals
          Dr. Jens Knauer

        5. Veterinary Pathology
          Dr. Anke Hoffmann

        1. Vaccine Technologies
          PD Dr. Sebastian Ulbert

        2. Immune Tolerance
          PD Dr. Stephan Fricke

        3. Image Analysis of Cell Function
          Prof. Dr. Ulf-Dietrich Braumann

        4. Preclinical Validation
          Dr. Thomas Grunwald

        5. Ligand Development
          Dr. Michael Szardenings

        6. Antimicrobial Agents
          Dr. Andreas Schubert

        1. Experimental Imaging
          Dr. Sebastian Greiser

        2. Branch Lab Translational Cell Therapy
          (Hannover)

          Dr. Stephan Klöß

        1. MicroDiagnostics
          Dr. Dirk Kuhlmeier

        2. DNA Nanodevices
          Dr. David M. Smith

        3. CardiOmics
          Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. Andreas Oberbach

        4. Bioinformatics
          Dr. Kristin Reiche

    2. Department of Extracorporeal Immunomodulation
      Rostock
      Prof. Dr. Steffen Mitzner

    3. Department of Drug Design and Target Validation
      Halle (Saale)
      PD Dr. Stephan Schilling

      1. Molecular Biotechnology
        Dr. Holger Cynis

      2. Protein and Drug Biochemistry
        PD Dr. Stephan Schilling

      3. Astacin Proteases
        Dr. Daniel Ramsbeck

    4. Branch of Institute Bioanalytics and Bioprocessing
      Potsdam-Golm

      Dr. Eva Ehrentreich-Förster (temp.)

      1. Marketing & Communication
        Dr. Katharina Kasack

      2. Administration
        Katja Okulla

        1. ivD Platform / PoC Technologies
          Dr. Harald Peter
          (temp.)

        2. Biomimetic Functional Materials
          Dr. Nenad Gajovic-Eichelmann

        1. Microarray and Sensor Technology
          Dr. Eva Ehrentreich-Förster

        2. Molecular Bio Engineering
          Dr. Markus von Nickisch-Rosenegk

        1. Eukaryotic Lysates
          Doreen Wüstenhagen

        2. Cell-free Protein Synthesis
          Dr. Stefan Kubick