Curriculum Vitae


Prof. Dr. rer. nat.



Date of birth: 1943

Place of birth: Wentdorf (near Hamburg), Germany


Academic Education and Appointments

1962 – 1967       

Studies of Biochemistry at the Universities of Hamburg, Berlin and Tübingen

Qualification: Diplom in Biochemistry


1967 – 1970       

PhD Thesis in Immunology at the Institute of Genetics of the University of Köln supervised by Prof Or. K. Rajewsky


1971 – 1973       

Postdoc with a DFG-stipend at Karolinska-Institute in Stockholm, Sweden with Prof Or. H. Wigzell


1973 – 1976       

Senior-Research-Fellow at the Transplantation Immunology Unit in London

(The London Hospital Medical College) with Prof Or. H. Festenstein


1976 – 2008       

Head of "Division of Cellular Immunology" at the DKFZ

(German Cancer Research Center) Heidelberg



Habilitation in Immunology at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Heidelberg



Appointment to Ordinarius and C4-Professor

Chairman for Immunology at Heidelberg University


1987 – 1989       

Elected President of the "Sektion Experimentelle Krebsforschung" of the Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft


1990 – 1992       

Elected President of the Intemational "Metastasis Research Society"



Elected Representative for Germany as EACR Council Member


Since 2009         

Scientific Director of Tumor-Immunology at IOZK

(Immunological and Oncological Center Cologne) Köln


2009 – 2012       

President of "European Association of Applied Immunology e.V.“


2009 – 2012       

Editor-in-Chief of “The Open Cancer Immunology Journal"

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