The Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) is organised in the form or a GmbH (equals “Ltd.”). Shareholders are the Federal Republic of Germany (90%) and the federal states Lower-Saxony (9%) and Saarland (1%).
Representatives from the shareholders are members of the supervisory board – together with experts from universities, clinics, economy, other research institutes and from the HZI itself. The highest governing body of the HZI meets twice a year, it takes the major policy decisions and appoints the two directors. The scientific committee advices the supervisory board. The middle management of the centre is composed of the heads of academic departments, administrative units and staff units.
Scientific Advisory Commitee
The Scientific Advisory Committee consists of members of the Supervisory Board and external scientific experts. It advises the Supervisory Board with regard to the Research&Development programme as well as general research strategy of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research.
Members of the Scientific Advisory Committee
Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dietrich Hardt, ETH Zurich
Prof. Dr. Caroline Kisker, Julius-Maximilian University of Würzburg
Dr. Rolf Apweiler, European Bioinformatics Institute
Prof. Dr. Ingo Autenrieth, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Beisiegel, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Prof. Dr. Axel Brakhage, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology
Prof. Dr. Jörg Hacker, German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
Prof. Dr. Günter Hämmerling, German Cancer Research Center
Prof. Dr. Regine Hakenbeck, Technical University Kaiserslautern
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Hesselbach, Technical University Braunschweig
Dr. Melanie Ott, University of California
Prof. Dr. Walter Rosenthal, Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine
Prof. Dr. James di Santo, Institut Pasteur
Prof. Dr. Herbert Waldmann, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology