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„Microorganisms are of paramount importance for human life and our health. What could be nicer than campaigning for the recognition of research in this area.“ Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Plischke, Chairman
About the Foundation

Board of Directors

The Board conducts the business of the Foundation and is responsible for ensuring that the Foundation’s funds are used cost-effectively and for the appropriate purpose. All Board members contribute their know-how and experience in a voluntary capacity and the positions are unsalaried.



Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Plischke
former member of the Board of Management/Supervisory Board of Bayer AG

Deputy Chairman

Prof. Dr. Andreas Radbruch
Scientific Director
German Rheumatism Research Centre Berlin (DRFZ), member of the Leibniz Association


Prof. Dr. Christoph Straub
Chairman of the Board BARMER


Han Steutel
President of the Verband der forschenden Pharmaunternehmen (vfa)


Prof. Dr. med. Hans-Georg Kräusslich
Medical Faculty of Heidelberg


Dr. Ute Teichert
Head of Department 6, Public Health
Federal Ministry of Health