Contact

You can reach us:

INFORM_info@DKFZ.de
INFORM_samples@DKFZ.de (issues regarding samples and shipment)

Coordinating Investigators

Prof. Dr. med. Olaf Witt

Prof. Dr. med. Olaf Witt

(coordinator INFORM Registry study and INFORM2)
Director Translational Program
Hopp Children's Cancer Center at the NCT Heidelberg (KiTZ)
Head, Clinical Cooperation Unit Pediatric Oncology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Head, KiTZ Clinical Trial Unit (ZIPO) and Brain Tumors
Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hematology, Immunology and Pulmonology, Heidelberg University Hospital

Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Pfister

Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Pfister

(coordinator INFORM program)
Director Preclinical Program
Hopp Children's Cancer Center at the NCT Heidelberg (KiTZ)
Head, Division of Pediatric Neurooncology, DKFZ
Consultant Pediatric Oncologist, Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hematology and Immunology, Heidelberg University Hospital

David T. W. Jones, PhD

David T. W. Jones, PhD

(coordinator molecular diagnostics)
Group Leader, Pediatric Glioma Research Group, DKFZ
Hopp Children’s Cancer Center at the NCT Heidelberg (KiTZ)

Prof. Dr. Peter Lichter

Prof. Dr. Peter Lichter

(coordinator OMICs workflows)
Head, Molecular Genetics, DKFZ

Prof. Dr. med. Angelika Eggert, MD

Prof. Dr. med. Angelika Eggert, MD

(coordinator participating GPOH groups)
Director, Department of Pediatrics Charité – University Hospital Berlin

KiTZ Clinical Trial Unit

Dr. Kristian W. Pajtler, MD, MBA

Dr. Kristian W. Pajtler, MD, MBA

(Clinical Management – INFORM registry)
Group leader – Early Cancer Diagnostics & Reverse Translation
Hopp Children’s Cancer Center at NCT Heidelberg (KiTZ)
Division of Pediatric Neurooncology, DKFZ
Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hematology, Immunology and Pulmonology, Heidelberg University Hospital

Ingrid Bauer, Dipl. Psych.

Ingrid Bauer, Dipl. Psych.

(Project management - INFORM registry)
Hopp Children’s Cancer Center at the NCT Heidelberg (KiTZ)
Division of Pediatric Neurooncology, DKFZ
Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hematology, Immunology and Pulmonology, Heidelberg University Hospital

Ruth Witt, M.Sc. MA

Ruth Witt, M.Sc. MA

(Biostatistics and trial management pediatric oncology trials)
Hopp Children’s Cancer Center at the NCT Heidelberg (KiTZ)
CCU Pediatric Oncology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

Angelika Freitag

Angelika Freitag

(Data Management)
Clinical Trial Center, NCT

Dr. Cornelis van Tilburg, MD

Dr. Cornelis van Tilburg, MD

(INFORM2 Clinical Trials)
Consultant Pediatric Oncologist
Hopp Children’s Cancer Center at the NCT Heidelberg (KiTZ)
KiTZ Clinical Trial Unit (ZIPO)
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hematology, Immunology and Pulmonology, Heidelberg University Hospital

PD Dr. Till Milde, MD

PD Dr. Till Milde, MD

Consultant Pediatric Oncologist – KiTZ Clinical Trial Unit (ZIPO)
Group leader - Translational brain tumor modeling
Hopp Children’s Cancer Center at the NCT Heidelberg (KiTZ)
CCU Pediatric Oncology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hematology, Immunology and Pulmonology, Heidelberg University Hospital

INFORM sample processing laboratory (CCU Neuropathology)

Prof. Dr. med. Andreas von Deimling

Prof. Dr. med. Andreas von Deimling

(Evaluation of tumor tissue and verification of actionable targets)
Department of Neuropathology at the Institute of Pathology & Clinical Cooperation Unit (CCU) Neuropathology at the DKFZ
Director

PD Dr. med. Felix Sahm

PD Dr. med. Felix Sahm

(Evaluation of tumor tissue and verification of actionable targets)
Department of Neuropathology at the Institute of Pathology & CCU Neuropathology at the DKFZ
Consultant (Oberarzt)

PD Dr. med. David Reuss

PD Dr. med. David Reuss

(Evaluation of tumor tissue and verification of actionable targets)
Department of Neuropathology at the Institute of Pathology & CCU Neuropathology at the DKFZ
Senior Consultant (Komm. Leitender Oberarzt)

Petra Fiesel

Petra Fiesel

(Coordination of material processing, quality control and verification of actionable targets)
Department of Neuropathology at the Institute of Pathology & CCU Neuropathology at the DKFZ
INFORM sample processing laboratory

Maria Proksch

Maria Proksch

(Material processing, quality control and verification of actionable targets)
Department of Neuropathology at the Institute of Pathology & CCU Neuropathology at the DKFZ
INFORM sample processing laboratory

Miream Boudalil

Miream Boudalil

(Material processing, quality control and verification of actionable targets)
Department of Neuropathology at the Institute of Pathology & CCU Neuropathology at the DKFZ
INFORM sample processing laboratory

DKFZ Division of Pediatric Neurooncology

Dr. rer. nat. Gnana Prakash Balasubramanian

Dr. rer. nat. Gnana Prakash Balasubramanian

(Clinical Translational Bioinformatics, Processing, Analysis and Interpretation)
Project Leader – INFORM Bioinformatics
Clinical Bioinformatics Group
Hopp Children’s Cancer Center at NCT Heidelberg (KiTZ)
Division of Pediatric Neurooncology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) Heidelberg

Natalie Jäger, PhD

Natalie Jäger, PhD

(Bioinformatics, Data Processing and Analysis)
Group Leader – Clinical Bioinformatics Clinical Bioinformatics Group
Hopp Children’s Cancer Center at the NCT Heidelberg (KiTZ)
Division of Pediatric Neurooncology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) Heidelberg

Dr. med. Pascal Johann

(Data collation, interpretation and prioritization)
MD-Postdoc
Hopp Children’s Cancer Center at the NCT Heidelberg (KiTZ)
Division of Pediatric Neurooncology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hematology, Immunology and Pulmonology, Heidelberg University Hospital

DKFZ Junior Research Group - Pediatric Glioma Research

Dr. rer. nat. Mirjam Blattner-Johnson

Dr. rer. nat. Mirjam Blattner-Johnson

(Data collation, interpretation and prioritization)
Postdoc, DKFZ Pediatric Glioma Research Group
Hopp Children’s Cancer Center at the NCT Heidelberg (KiTZ)

Dr. med. Elke Pfaff

Dr. med. Elke Pfaff

(Data collation, interpretation and prioritization)
MD-Postdoc, DKFZ Pediatric Glioma Research Group
Hopp Children’s Cancer Center at the NCT Heidelberg (KiTZ)

Dr. med Sebastian Stark

Dr. med Sebastian Stark

(Data collation, interpretation and prioritization)
MD-Postdoc, DKFZ Pediatric Glioma Research Group
Hopp Children’s Cancer Center at the NCT Heidelberg (KiTZ)

Dr. med. Barbara Worst

Dr. med. Barbara Worst

(Data collation, interpretation and prioritization)
MD-Postdoc, DKFZ Pediatric Glioma Research Group
Hopp Children’s Cancer Center at the NCT Heidelberg (KiTZ)

KiTZ Co-Clinical Trial Unit and Clinical Pharmacology

Dr. Ina Oehme

Dr. Ina Oehme

Group Leader and Deputy Head of Department
Hopp Children’s Cancer Center at the NCT Heidelberg (KiTZ)
CCU Pediatric Oncology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

Dr. rer nat. Heike Peterziel

Dr. rer nat. Heike Peterziel

Senior Postdoc
Hopp Children’s Cancer Center at the NCT Heidelberg (KiTZ)
CCU Pediatric Oncology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

Dr. rer. nat. Sina Oppermann

Dr. rer. nat. Sina Oppermann

Postdoc, Pharmacist
Hopp Children’s Cancer Center at the NCT Heidelberg (KiTZ)
CCU Pediatric Oncology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

Human Genetics

Dr. Kerstin Grund, MD

Dr. Kerstin Grund, MD

(Assessment and Validation of germline variants)
Hopp Children’s Cancer Center at the NCT Heidelberg (KiTZ)
Institute of Human Genetics, Heidelberg University Hospital
Division of Pediatric Neurooncology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

Christian Sutter, Ph.D.

Christian Sutter, Ph.D.

(Bioinformatical evaluation and interpretation of sequence variants)
Lab Manager Sanger Sequencing Core
Staff Scientist, Diagnostics of Hereditary Tumor Predisposition
Institute of Human Genetics, Department of Human Genetics, Heidelberg University Hospital

DKFZ Genomics Core Facility

Dr. rer. nat. Stephan Wolf

Dr. rer. nat. Stephan Wolf

(Genomics and Proteomics Core Facility)
Head of High Throughput Sequencing
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

Dr. rer. nat. Angela Schulz

Dr. rer. nat. Angela Schulz

(Genomics and Proteomics Core Facility)
Project Coordinator, High Throughput Sequencing
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

Dr. Melanie Bewerunge-Hudler

Dr. Melanie Bewerunge-Hudler

(Genomics and Proteomics Core Facility)
Head of Microarray-Unit
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

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