Management Structure

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 
(Chairman)

Prof Dr Caroline Kisker, Julius-Maximilian University of Würzburg 
(Vice-Chairman)

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 Jürgen Hesselbach, Technical University Braunschweig

Prof Dr. Michael Manns, Hannover Medical School

Prof Dr Christian von Mering, University of Zurich

Dr Melanie Ott, University of California

Prof Dr Markus Sauer, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

Prof Dr Norbert Suttorp, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Prof Dr Evelina Tacconelli, Universitätsklinikum Tübingen

Prof Dr Angelika Vollmar, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Prof Dr Herbert Waldmann, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology