Board of trustees

The boards of trustees of the individual Fraunhofer Institutes act as purely advisory bodies to their institute’s management. The members come from academia, industry, and government agencies. The Fraunhofer ITEM board of trustees is made up of the following members:

 

Dr. Eckhard von Keutz
Chairman of the board of trustees
Head of Translational Sciences
Bayer AG

 

Dr. Marcus Beiner
Deputy Head of the Department Research and Innovation
Head of the Division of Life Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sustainable Development
Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture

 

Prof. Dr. Paul-Georg Germann
Head of Global Non-clinical Safety
Merck KGaA

 

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Herr
Full professor and Head of the Department of Internal Medicine III 
University Hospital Regensburg

 

Prof. Dr. Edith M. Hessel
Vice President and Head Refractory Respiratory Inflammation Discovery Performance Unit
GlaxoSmithKline UK

 

Prof. Dr. Michael Hildebrand
Managing Director
Hildebrand Pharma Consulting

 

Dr. Sylvia Jacobi
Corporate Toxicology Director
Albemarle Europe (Belgium)

 

Prof. Dr. Dieter Jahn
Head of the Institute of Microbiology
Technische Universität Braunschweig
Spokesman of the Braunschweig Integrated Centre of Systems Biology – BRICS

 

Dr. Frank Kalkbrenner
Managing Director
Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate Venture Fund

 

Prof. Prof. h. c. Dr. med. Thomas Lenarz
Director of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology
Director of Deutsches HörZentrum
Hannover Medical School

 

Prof. Dr. med. Michael P. Manns
President and member of the Presidential Council responsible for the Division of Research and Teaching
Head of the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology
Hannover Medical School

 

Ministerialrätin Dr. Evelyn Obele
Head of Division 614 – Health Research, Medical Technology
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

 

Prof. Clive Page, OBE, Ph.D.
Head of Sackler Institute of Pulmonary Pharmacology
Institute of Pharmaceutical Science
King’s College London (UK)

 

Prof. Dr. med. Werner Seeger
Director of the Medical Clinic and Polyclinic II
Giessen University Hospital

 

Prof. Dr. med. Julia Carolin Stingl
Vice president 
Professor and Director of the division of research 
German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM)

 

Dr. Torsten Wagner
Senior Vice President, Corporate Technical Operations
Merz Pharma GmbH & Co. KGaA

 

(April 2019)


Dr. Marcus Beiner
Deputy Head of the Department Research and Innovation, Head of the Division of Life Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sustainable Development, Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture