Prof. Dr. med. Jens Hohlfeld
Prof. Jens Hohlfeld is a pulmonologist and allergist who trained at the Hannover Medical School. After 10 years of working in different university clinics, he devoted himself to clinical research and established the Clinical Research Unit at the Fraunhofer Institute in Hannover. He was head of the institute’s Clinical Airway Research Department for 10 years and eventually became Division Director of Airway Research in 2011.
In addition, Prof. Hohlfeld has been a full academic professor in airway research and aerosol medicine at the Hannover Medical School since 2005. He has made many contributions to basic and clinical research on the pathogenesis and treatment of airway diseases. In particular, he has spent a number of years studying the role of pulmonary surfactant in innate and adaptive immunity.
He has developed several clinical challenge models with environmental allergens, endotoxins, and ozone for proof-of-concept studies. Monitoring of airway inflammation is his current focus, and he holds several patents for approaches to monitoring airway inflammation.
Prof. Hohlfeld is a member of the American Thoracic Society (ATS), the European Respiratory Society (ERS), the International Society of Aerosols in Medicine (ISAM), and the German Respiratory Society. He works as a reviewer for the German Research Foundation and a variety of international scientific journals. In recent years, he has authored or coauthored more than 150 scientific publications.