Contact persons

Fraunhofer ITEM has pooled the competencies from its different divisions in the following business units: Drug Development, Chemical Safety and Assessment, and Translational Biomedical Engineering. Another focus is on personalized tumor therapy, a subject area that is being explored by the scientists of the corresponding Regensburg-based division of Fraunhofer ITEM. Below please find our contacts for the different research areas and services offered. Please do not hesitate to contact these persons directly for specific topics.

Institute Directors

Norbert Krug

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Prof. Dr. Norbert Krug

Executive Director, Medical Director

Phone +49 511 5350-8100

Jens Hohlfeld

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Prof. Dr. Jens Hohlfeld

(Deputy Director), Division Director of Airway Research

Phone +49 511 5350-8101

Preclinical Pharmacology and Toxicology

Armin Braun

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Prof. Dr. Armin Braun

Division Director of Preclinical Pharmacology and Toxicology

Phone +49 511 5350-263

Katherina Sewald

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Dr. Katherina Sewald

Head of Department of Preclinical Pharmacology and In-vitro Toxicology

Phone +49 511 5350-323

Sabine Wronski

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Dr. Sabine Wronski

Manager of the Working Group on Infection and Immunology

Phone +49 511 5350-444

Christina Hesse

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Dr. Christina Hesse

Manager of the Working Group on Respiratory Pharmacology

Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine
Hannover, Germany

Phone +49 511 5350-421

Tanja Hansen

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Dr. Tanja Hansen

Manager of the Working Group on In-vitro Test Systems

Phone +49 511 5350-226

Christina Ziemann

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Dr. Christina Ziemann

Manager of the Working Group on Genetic Toxicology and Tumor Research

Phone +49 511 5350-203

Susanne Rittinghausen

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Priv.-Doz. Dr. Susanne Rittinghausen

Head of Department of Pathology

Phone +49 511 5350-310

Airway Research

Jens Hohlfeld

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Prof. Dr. Jens Hohlfeld

Division Director of Airway Research

Phone +49 511 5350-8101

Philipp Badorrek

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Dr. Philipp Badorrek

Head of Department of Clinical Airway Research

Phone +49 511 5350-8130

Antje Prasse

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Prof. Dr. Antje Prasse

Head of Department of Clinical and Translational Research on Pulmonary Fibrosis

Phone +49 511 5350-8151

Meike Müller

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Dr. Meike Müller

Head of Department Biomarker Analysis and Development

Phone +49 511 5350-8144

Olaf Holz

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Dr. Olaf Holz

Manager of the Working Group on Clinical Method Development

Phone +49 511 5350-8141

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Holger Ziehr

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Prof. Dr. Holger Ziehr

Division Director of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Phone +49 531 6181-6000

Jens Paulsen

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Dr. Jens Paulsen

Manager of the Working Group on Downstream Processing

Phone +49 531 6181-6400

Claudius Seitz

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Dr.-Ing. Claudius Seitz

Manager of the Working Group on Microbial Cultivation

Phone +49 531 6181-6347

Markus Heine

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Dr. Markus Heine

Manager of the Working Group on Cell Culturing Techniques

Phone +49 531 6181-6307

Nico Langer

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Dr. Nico Langer

Manager of the Working Group on Quality Control

Phone +49 531 6181-6502

Chemical Safety and Toxicology

Annette Bitsch

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Dr. Annette Bitsch

Division Director Chemical Safety and Toxicology

Phone +49 511 5350-302

Sylvia Escher

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Dr. Sylvia Escher

Head of Department of In-silico Toxicology

Phone +49 511 5350-330

Ariane Zwintscher

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Ariane Zwintscher

Head of Department of Regulatory Affairs

Phone +49 511 5350-312

Otto Creutzenberg

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Dr. Otto Creutzenberg

Head of Department of Inhalation Toxicology

Phone +49 511 5350-461

Katharina Schwarz

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Dr.-Ing. Katharina Schwarz

Head of Department of Aerosol Technology and Biophysics

Phone +49 511 5350-139

Sven Schuchardt

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Dr. Sven Schuchardt

Head of Department of Bio- and Environmental Analytics

Phone +49 511 5350-218

Rupert Kellner

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Dr. Rupert Kellner

Manager of the Working Group on Databases and Information Systems

Phone +49 511 5350-106

Petra Wiedemeier

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Petra Wiedemeier

Manager of the Working Group on Documentation

Phone +49 511 5350-327

Fax +49 511 5350-155

Translational Biomedical Engineering

Gerhard Pohlmann

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Dr. Gerhard Pohlmann

Division Director of Translational Biomedical Engineering, Head of Department of Inhalation Therapy

Phone  +49 511 5350-116

Theodor Doll

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Prof. Dr. Theodor Doll

Head of Department of Implant Systems

Phone +49 511 5350-248

Personalized Tumor Therapy

Christoph Andreas Klein

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Prof. Dr. Christoph Andreas Klein

Division Director of Personalized Tumor Therapy

Phone +49 941 298480-21

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Bernhard Michael Polzer

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Dr. Bernhard Michael Polzer

Manager of the Working Group on Cellular and Molecular Diagnostics

Phone +49 941 298480-23

Stefan Kirsch

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Dr. Stefan Kirsch

Manager of the Working Group on Innovative Molecular Technologies and Biomarker Discovery

Phone +49 941 298480-26

Christian Werno

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Dr. Christian Werno

Manager of the Working Group on Preclinical Therapy Models

Phone +49 941 298480-51

Kamran Honarnejad

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Dr. Kamran Honarnejad

Manager of the Working Group on High-Throughput Drug and Target Discovery

Phone +49 941 298480-54

Jens  Warfsmann

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Dr. Jens Warfsmann

Manager of the Working Group on Bioinformatics and Data Management

Phone +49 941 298480-28

Bioinformatics

Lena Wiese

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Dr. Lena Wiese

Manager of the Project Group for Bioinformatics

Phone +49 511 5350-303

Quality Assurance

Jens Gerdelmann

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Dr. Jens Gerdelmann

Head of Quality Assurance at the Hannover site

Phone +49 511 5350-349

Neophytos Papamichael

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Dr. Neophytos Papamichael

Head of Quality Assurance at the Braunschweig site

Phone +49 531 6181-6200

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Library

Cornelia Jürgens

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Cornelia Jürgens

Head of the Fraunhofer ITEM Library

Phone +49 511 5350-517

Marketing and Business Development

Norbert Krug

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Prof. Dr. Norbert Krug

Head of Marketing / PR (acting)

Phone +49 511 5350-8100

Anna Juhrs

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Anna Juhrs

Marketing Communications Manager

Phone +49 511 5350-344

Cathrin Nastevska

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Dr. Cathrin Nastevska

Press and Public Relations

Phone +49 511 5350-225

Central services

Marlene Rauschenbach

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Marlene Rauschenbach

Director of Administration

Phone +49 511 5350-107

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Claudia Flader

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Claudia Flader

Head of Controlling

Phone +49 511 5350-143

Jan Hoffmeister

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Jan Hoffmeister

Head of HR Administration

Phone +49 511 5350-152

Vera Kerkmann

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Vera Kerkmann

Staff Development

Phone +49 511 5350-650

Marvin Thienel

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Marvin Thienel

Head of Technical Infrastructure

Phone +49 511 5350-556

Ingmar Reuter

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Ingmar Reuter

Head of Information Technology

Phone +49 511 5350-104

N. N.

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N. N.

Head of Purchasing Department