The Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board is responsible for providing the Directorate 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. Stefanie Dimmeler
Institute of Cardiovascular Regeneration - Centre for Molecular Medicine, Frankfurt/Main

Vice Chair


Members of the Scientific Advisory Board



Prof. Robert C. Bast, Jr., M.D.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, USA)

Prof. Elizabeth Blackburn

Salk Institute for Biological Studies (La Jolla, USA)

Prof. Alastair Buchan

Medical School und Medical Sciences Division, University of Oxford (UK)

Jan Geissler

Patvocates GmbH, Germany

Prof. Jörg Hacker

German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, (Halle, Germany)

Prof. Miriam Merad

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York

Prof. Sibrand Poppema

University of Groningen (Groningen, NL)

Prof. Alan R. Shuldiner

University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA

Prof. Georg Stingl

Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Prof. Thomas C. Südhof

Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, USA

Prof. Sarah Teichmann

Welcome Sanger Institute, Great Britain