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Leadership and Members

IRI Life Sciences operates on the principle of collective leadership

Currently, there are five IRI Life Sciences core groups - including the speaker's Markus Landthaler - that are closely involved in the day to day running of the IRI Life Sciences. Additional group leaders are network members of IRI Life Sciences, heading groups at the three founding institutions (HU Berlin, Charité and MDC) or other research institutions in Berlin. The Head Office is responsible for the management of IRI Life Sciences.

Core Groups

Dr. Benedikt Beckmann

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
IRI Life Sciences

Prof. Dr. Nils Blüthgen

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
IRI Life Sciences

Dr. Dagmar Kainmüller

Berlin Institute of Health
IRI Life Sciences

Prof. Dr. Markus Landthaler

Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
IRI Life Sciences

Prof. Dr. Simone Reber

Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
IRI Life Sciences

Network Groups

Dr. Martin Blume

Robert Koch Institute
Metabolism of Microbial Pathogens

Prof. Dr. Dirk Brockmann

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin & Robert Koch Institute
Department of Biology
Research on Complex Systems

Prof. Dr. Ann Ehrenhofer-Murray

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Department of Biology
Molecular Cell Biology

Prof. Dr. Andreas Herrmann

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Department of Biology
Molecular Biophysics

Prof. Dr. Hanspeter Herzel

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin & Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Department of Biology & Institute for Theoretical Biology
Theoretical Chronobiology

Prof. Dr. Benjamin Judkewitz

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin & Einstein Centre for Neurosciences Bioimaging & Neuropohotonics

Dr. Jan Philipp Junker

Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB) at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC)
Quantitative Developmental Biology

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Edda Klipp

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Department of Biology
Theoretical Biophysics

Prof. Dr. Kai Matuschewski

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Department of Biology
Molecular Parasitology

Dr. Dario Lupianez

Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB) at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC)
Epigenetics and Sex Development

Prof. Dr. Uwe Ohler

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin & Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB) at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC)
Computational Regulatory Genomics

Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Rajewsky

Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) & Scientific Head of the Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB)
Systems Biology of Gene Regulatory Elements

Dr. Pawel Romanczuk

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Department of Biology
Collective Information Processing

Prof. Dr. Clemens A. Schmitt

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Molecular Cancer Research Center (MKFZ) and Department of Hematology, Oncology and Tumor Immunology
Oncology and Tumor Immunology

Prof. Dr. Christian Schmitz-Linneweber

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Department of Biology
Molecular Genetics

Prof. Dr. Matthias Selbach

Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC)
Cell Signalling and Mass Spectrometry

Prof. Dr. Christine Sers

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Institute of Pathology
Tumor Systems Biology

Prof. Dr. Thomas Sommer

Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC)
Intracellular Proteolysis

Dr. Robert Zinzen

Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB) at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC)
Systems Biology of Neural Tissue Differentiation

Head Office

Managing Director

Dr. Stefanie Scharf
stefanie.scharf(at)iri-lifesciences.de
Phone: +49 (0)30 2093-47904

Strategic Affairs

Dr. Nicola Isendahl
nicola.isendahl(at)iri-lifesciences.de
Phone: +49 (0)30 2093-47906

Media and Communications

Robert Kircher-Reineke
robert.kircher-reineke(at)hu-berlin.de
Phone: +49 (0)30 2093-47903

Administrative Management

Ute Duderstadt-Gries
ute.duderstadt(at)iri-lifesciences.de
Phone: +49 (0)30 2093-47905

Programme Coordinators

Coordinator IRTG 2290: Molecular Interaction in Malaria

Dr. Juliane Lippmann
irtgobio(at)hu-berlin.de
Phone: +49 (0)30 2093-47909

Coordinator IRTG 2403: Dissecting and Reengineering the Regulatory Genome

Dr. Wiebke Skeffington
wiebke.skeffington(at)hu-berlin.de
Phone: +49 (0)30 2093-47907

Coordinator RTG 2424: Computational Methods in Oncolocy

Dr. Pamela Riemer
compcancer(at)charite.de
Phone: +49 (0)30 2093-92396