Advisory Capacity

Advisory Capacity

The Scientific Advisory Council advises the Board of Directors of the Robert Koch Foundation in all science-related issues and recommends to the Board the recipients of the Foundation’s awards. The Scientific Advisory Council consists of senior scientists from Germany and abroad (in the picture Andreas Radbruch). Its members carry out this activity on a voluntary unpaid basis.

Scientific Advisory Council Members


Prof. Dr. Andreas Radbruch
Scientific Director
German Rheumatism Research Centre Berlin (DRFZ)


Prof. Dr. Axel A. Brakhage
Direktor, Leibniz-Institut für Naturstoff-Forschung und Infektionsbiologie (HKI), Jena

Prof. Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier
Director for Infection Biology, Max Planck Institute, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Peter Hammann
R&D TSU Infectious Disease, Head External Opportunities and Innovation, Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH, Frankfurt/Main

Prof. Dr. Dr. Jürgen Heesemann
Lehrstuhl Bakteriologie, Max-von-Pettenkofer-Institut, München

Prof. Dr. Regine Hengge
Leiterin der Abteilung Mikrobiologie, Institut für Biologie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Prof. Dr. Jules A. Hoffmann
Directeur de l’Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire du CNRS, Strasbourg

Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Kräusslich
Dean, Medical Faculty of Heidelberg

Prof. Dr. Heidrun Moll
Institut für Molekulare Infektionsbiologie, Würzburg

Dr. Peter Palese
Horace W. Goldsmith Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York/USA

Prof. Dr. Britta Siegmund
Medical Director of the Medical Department, Division of Gastroenterology, Infectiology and Rheumatology, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin
vice president of the DFG

Prof. Dr. Dominique Soldati-Favre
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine, University of Geneva Medical School, Geneva

Prof. Dr. Lothar H. Wieler
Präsident des Robert Koch-Instituts Berlin

Dr. Karl Ziegelbauer
Head of Open Innovation & Digital Technologies, Pharmaceuticals, Bayer AG, Wuppertal