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Chair of the Board of Directors

The Berlin Institute of Health is led by a Board of Directors, responsible for strategic planning and implementation of the research program.

Board Members

  • Prof. Dr. Christopher Baum

    Chairman of the Board of Directors of Berlin Institute of Health and Chief Translational Research Officer of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

  • Andrea Runow

    Administrative Direktorin (komm.)

Professor Christopher Baum is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the BIH. More information about Professor Baum can be found in his curriculum vitae.

Supervisory Board

All activities of BIH are supervised by the Supervisory Board, which is also responsible for approving essential decisions such as the business plan, strategic planning, appointments, and investments.

Deputies of the German Government
Deputies of the German Government  
State Secretary Christian Luft Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Chair
Dr. Jan Grapentin Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Deputies of the federal state of Berlin
Deputies of the federal state of Berlin  
State Secretary Steffen Krach Office of The Senate for Science, Deputy Chair
State Secretary Vera Junker Senate Department for Finance, Berlin
Stefan Oelrich Member of the Board of Management of Bayer AG
Joint Deputy of Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Joint Deputy of Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin  
Professor Günter M. Ziegler President, Freie Universität Berlin
Deputy of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
Deputy of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres  
Professor Otmar D. Wiestler President of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
External experts
External experts  
Professor Günter Stock CEO, Einstein Foundation Berlin
Sonja Jost Chief Executive Officer, DexLeChem GmbH
BIH Member from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
BIH Member from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin  
Professor Britta Siegmund Director Medical Center for Gastroenterology, Infectiology and Rheumatology
BIH Member from the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) in the Helmholtz Association
BIH Member from the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) in the Helmholtz Association  
Professor Claus Scheidereit Coordinator Cancer Research at the MDC
Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board
Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board  
Professor Lina Badimon Institute for Cardiovascular Science, Barcelona, Spain

Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board is responsible for providing the Executive Board and Supervisory Board with external specialized knowledge regarding future important research topics and ongoing scientific and strategic issues; it meets every six months. At present the Scientific Advisory Board consists of thirteen international experts in translational research and systems medicine.

Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board

Prof. Lina Badimon
Institute for Cardiovascular Science, Barcelona, Spain

Vice Chair

Dr. André Terzic
Mayo Clinic, USA

Members of the Scientific Advisory Board
Name Institution
Prof. Elizabeth Blackburn Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, USA
Prof. Alastair Buchan Medical School und Medical Sciences Division, University of Oxford, England
Jan Geissler Patvocates GmbH, Germany
Prof. Roland Lauster TU Berlin, Germany
Prof. Teri Manolio National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
Prof. Miriam Merad Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
Prof. Maritta Perälä-Heape University of Oulu, Finland
Prof. Sibrand Poppema Sunway University, Malaysia
Prof. Alan R. Shuldiner University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
Dr. Georg Schütte Volkswagen Foundation, Germany
Prof. Fabian Theis Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany

Scientific Committee

The remit of the Scientific Committee is the consultation to the Executive Board regarding all scientific activities of BIH. Members are the seven speakers of the key research areas and the research platforms as well as the three directors of the innovation drivers as guests.

Members of the Scientific Committee
Name Institution
Prof. Dr. Holger Gerhardt Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Rajewsky Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
Prof. Dr. Hans-Dieter Volk Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Prof. Dr. Sylvia Thun Berlin Institute of Health
Prof. Dr. Britta Siegmund Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Prof. Dr. Angelika Eggert Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Prof. Dr. Simone Spuler Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Permanent Guests
Permanent Guests  
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Dirnagl Founding Director BIH QUEST Center
Prof. Dr. Duska Dragun BIH Biomedical Innovation Academy
Thomas Gazlig BIH Innovation