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
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