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 10 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 (executive)
    PD Dr. Sebastian Ulbert (deputy)

    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. Franziska Lange
      Imaging and Image Evaluation
      Dr. Sebastian Greiser
      GLP Test Facility
      Dr. Jörg Lehmann

    1. Head Quarter

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

        1. Cell and Molecular Biology
          Dr. Ulrich Blache /
          Dr. Sandy Tretbar

        2. NK Cell Technologies
          Dr. Dominik Schmiedel

        3. In Vivo Models
          Dr. André-René Blaudszun /
          Dipl.-Biol. Nadja Hilger

        4. GMP Development
          Dr. Anna Dünkel /
          Dr. Paul Franz

        5. GMP Biopharmaceuticals
          Thomas Schmid

        1. Proteomics
          Prof. Dr. Stefan Kalkhof

        1. Vaccine Technologies
          Dr. Jasmin Fertey

        2. Preclinical Validation
          PD Dr. Thomas Grunwald

        3. Vector-based Immunotherapy
          Prof. Dr. Hildegard Büning /
          Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hacker

        1. CardiOmics
          Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. Andreas Oberbach

        2. Ligand Development
          Dr. Michael Szardenings

        3. Experimental Imaging
          Dr. Sebastian Greiser

        4. MicroDiagnostics
          Dr. Dirk Kuhlmeier

        5. DNA Nanodevices
          Dr. David M. Smith

        6. Bioinformatics
          Dr. Kristin Reiche

    2. Department of Extracorporeal Therapy Systems
      Prof. Dr. Steffen Mitzner

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

      1. Molecular Biotechnology
        Dr. Holger Cynis

      2. Protein and Drug Biochemistry
        Prof. Dr. Stephan Schilling

      3. Drug Design and Analytical Chemistry
        Prof. Dr. Stephan Schilling (temp.)

      4. Astacin Proteases
        Dr. Daniel Ramsbeck

    4. Branch of Institute Bioanalytics and Bioprocessing

      Dr. Eva Ehrentreich-Förster (deputy)

      1. Administration
        Katja Okulla

      2. Executive department
        Marketing & Communication
        Dr. Katharina Kasack

      3. Central facility
        Extremophile Research and Biobank CCCryo

        Dr. Thomas Leya

      4. Officers

        1. ivD Platform / PoC Technologies
          Dr. Harald Peter

        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