Principal Investigators

Prof. Dr. Ole Ammerpohl

Ole Ammerpohl
Prof. Dr. Ole Ammerpohl

Institute of Human Genetics

Expert in epigenetics; epigenetic analyses in disorders and diseases with focus on the development of epigenetic tests for early detection, prognosis and follow-up

Prof. Dr. Harald Baumeister

Harald Baumeister
Prof. Dr. Harald Baumeister

Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy

Expert in E-/M-Behavioral and Mental Health; Digital Phenotyping in Epidemiology; Psychological Aspects of Chronic Diseases

Prof. Dr. Holger Cario

Holger Cario
Prof. Dr. Holger Cario

Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Expert in hematopoiesis and immune system; development of innovative therapies, guidelines and registries in hematopoietic disorders

Prof. Dr. Klaus-Michael Debatin

Klaus-Michael Debatin
Prof. Dr. Klaus-Michael Debatin

Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

UCH Coordinator; expert in pediatric oncology / hematology / immunology, molecular oncology, apoptosis, experimental therapy, rare diseases

Prof. Dr. Jörg M. Fegert

Jörg M. Fegert
Prof. Dr. Jörg M. Fegert

Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Expert in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy; developmental psychopathology and coping with chronic diseases

Dr. Kerstin Felgentreff

Kerstin Felgentreff
Dr. Kerstin Felgentreff

Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Expert in immunology; projects in stem cell differentiation, immunodeficiency, DNA repair, induced pluripotent stem cells

Prof. Dr. Pamela Fischer-Posovszky

Pamela Fischer-Posovszky
Prof. Dr. Pamela Fischer-Posovszky

Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Expert in Experimental Endocrinology and Metabolism; preclinical models incl. human MSCs and adipose tissue organoids for mechanistic studies including immunometabolic characterization

Prof. Dr. Reinhard W. Holl

Reinhard W. Holl
Prof. Dr. Reinhard W. Holl

Institute for Epidemiology and Medical Biometry; Central Institute for Biomedical Technology

Expert in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes; health care research in chronic diseases, registry development and benchmarking

PD Dr. Manfred Hönig

Manfred Hönig
PD Dr. Manfred Hönig

Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Expert in Pediatric Immunology; novel approaches in cellular therapy incl. gene therapy approaches by gene transfer or gene correction

Prof. Dr. Hassan Jumaa

Hassan Jumaa
Prof. Dr. Hassan Jumaa

Institute of Immunology

Expert in the development of the immune system; characterization of molecular mechanisms and signal transduction defects in immune deficiency

Prof. Dr. Hans Armin Kestler

Hans Armin Kestler
Prof. Dr. Hans Armin Kestler

Institute of Medical Systems Biology

Expert in Medical Systems Biology and Bioinformatics: machine learning and statistical approaches for high-dimensional data, modeling and analysis of regulatory networks

Prof. Dr. Iris-Tatjana Kolassa

Iris-Tatjana Kolassa
Prof. Dr. Iris-Tatjana Kolassa

Department of Clinical and Biological Psychology

Expert in Biological Psychology, Clinical Psychology/Psychotherapy; biomolecular correlates of mental disorders during childhood and adolescence and innovative biomolecular treatment strategies

Prof. Dr. Manfred Reichert

Manfred Reichert
Prof. Dr. Manfred Reichert

Institute of Databases and Information Systems

Expert in Databases and Information Systems; Development of
Digital Behavioral Medicine Innovation Hub, E-/M-Behavioral and Mental Health; Process & Data Science

Prof. Dr. Dietrich Rothenbacher

Dietrich Rothenbacher
Prof. Dr. Dietrich Rothenbacher

Institute of Epidemiology and Medical Biometry

Expert in Epidemiology and Medical Biometry; epidemiology of chronic diseases, development of new biomarkers, meta-analysis, benefit-risk analysis

Prof. Dr. Hubert Schrezenmeier

Hubert Schrezenmeier
Prof. Dr. Hubert Schrezenmeier

Institute of Transfusion Medicine

Expert in cell therapy (MSC, HSC); mesenchymal stem cells and programs on immune response modification and tissue regeneration

Prof. Dr. Ansgar Schulz

Ansgar Schulz
Prof. Dr. Ansgar Schulz

Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Expert in Pediatric Immunology and Stem Cell Transplantation;
studies on age-dependent function of the innate and adoptive immune system, state-of-the art cell therapy

Dr. Klaus Schwarz

Klaus Schwarz
Dr. Klaus Schwarz

Institute of Transfusion Medicine

Expert in Pediatric Immunology; molecular pathophysiology of inborn errors of immunity; DNA repair, gene correction programs for inborn diseases including gene editing

Prof. Dr. Reiner Siebert

Reiner Siebert
Prof. Dr. Reiner Siebert

Institute of Human Genetics

Expert in Human Genetics, focus on somatic genetics and epigenetics, mapping somatic (epi)genetic patterns in development and disease including identification of clinical biomarkers

Prof. Dr. Florian Steger

Florian Steger
Prof. Dr. Florian Steger

Institute of History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine

Expert in Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine; data security and privacy, ethical aspects of research and care for children and their families, including minorities and immigrants

Prof. Dr. Jürgen M. Steinacker

Jürgen M. Steinacker
Prof. Dr. Jürgen M. Steinacker

Division of Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine

Expert in primary and secondary prevention; school and kindergarten-based prevention programs, exercise medicine

Prof. Dr. Gudrun Strauss

Gudrun Strauss
Prof. Dr. Gudrun Strauss

Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Expert in experimental medicine and immunoregulation; research on innate immunity, studies on a link between the immune system and metabolism

Prof. Dr. Jan Tuckermann

Jan Tuckermann
Prof. Dr. Jan Tuckermann

Institute of Comparative Molecular Endocrinology

Expert in Comparative Molecular Endocrinology; preclinical models and translational analysis in cellular cross-talk during systemic inflammation and insulin resistance

Prof. Dr. Martin Wabitsch

Martin Wabitsch
Prof. Dr. Martin Wabitsch

Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Expert in Clinical and Experimental Pediatric Endocrinology; research projects for improving care in obesity, diabetes and disturbances in hormone and metabolic diseases

For additional information on the activities of the PIs please see the websites of the departments involved, linked on the Structure page.