Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland


Resistance to antibiotics has become one of the major global challenges regarding infectious diseases. This is specifically the issue that is being tackled by the new Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS). The institute has been founded in August 2009 on the Saarbrücken campus jointly by the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig and Saarland University, with the goal to contribute to the developing new pharmaceuticals and therapies against infectious diseases. The scientists at HIPS search for novel drugs and improve their application to humans. Furthermore they explore the delivery path of the drug to its target. Hence, HZI systematically extends translation research and thus contributes considerably to the health sciences. By this approach, new insights reach the patients faster.

The HIPS "Scientific Advisory Board"

The HIPS "Scientific Advisory Board" (SAB) advises the HZI management in important scientific matters concerning the HIPS. Its members are renowned international scientists and are appointed for a period of four years. The current members are:

SAB Members

Altmann, Karl-Heinz, Prof. Dr.,  ETH Zürich

Apweiler, Rolf , Prof. Dr., European Bioinformatics Institute

Boland, Wilhelm, Prof. Dr. (Präsident), Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

Brakhage, Axel, Prof. Dr., Leibniz-Institut für Naturstoff-Forschung und Infektionsbiologie

Göpferich, Achim, Prof. Dr., Universität Regensburg

Hardt, Wolf-Dietrich, Prof. Dr., ETH-Zürich

Holzgrabe, Ulrike, Prof. Dr. (Vizepräsidentin), Universität Würzburg

Leadlay, Peter, Prof. Dr., University of Cambridge

Trauner, Dirk, Prof. Dr., Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Uchegbu, Ijeoma, Prof. Dr., University College London

Walker, Suzanne, Prof. Dr., Harvard University

SAB Guests

Hammann, Peter, Prof. Dr., Sanofi Aventis Pharma GmbH

Heinz, Dirk, Prof.Dr., HZI Braunschweig

Herrmann, Mathias, Saarland University Medical Center, Homburg

Linneweber, Volker, Prof. Dr., Saarland University

Mlynek, Jürgen, Prof. Dr., Helmholtz Association Berlin



  • HIPS Infofilm (English)