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Faculty, Lecturers and Instructors

Many DKFZ laboratories are incorporated into our innovative Major "Cancer Biology" Program. This allows the students to experience cutting edge science and to interact with internationally leading scientists at a very early stage of their career.

The lists of lecturers and instructors from the various Research Divisions and Groups, who are actively involved in the Major Cancer Biology study program, are arranged according to the DKFZ Research Programs (Forschungsschwerpunkte)

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Instructors from Research Program 'A': Cell and Tumor Biology, incl. DKFZ-ZMBH Alliance

Prof. Dr. Peter ANGEL, Division of Signal Transduction and Growth Control (A100) E-mail

Prof. Dr. Hellmut AUGUSTIN, Division of Vascular Oncology and Metastasis (A190) E-mail

Dr. Mauricio BERRIEL DIAZ, Division of Molecular Metabolic Control (A170) E-mail

Dr. Felix BORMANN, Division of Epigenetics (A130) E-mail

Prof. Dr. Petra BOUKAMP, Division of Genetics of Skin Carcinogenesis (A110) E-mail 

PD Dr. Tobias DICK, Division of Redox Regulation (A160) E-mail

Dr. Anja FELDNER, Helmholtz University Junior Research Group Vascular Signaling and Cancer (A270E-mail

PD Dr. Andreas FISCHER, Helmholtz University Junior Research Group Vascular Signaling and Cancer (A270E-mail

Dr. Karin GREULICH-BODE, Division of Genetics of Skin Carcinogenesis (A110) E-mail

Prof. Dr. Ilse HOFMANN, Division of Vascular Oncology and Metastasis (A190E-mail

Dr. Susanne KLEBER, Division of Molecular Neurobiology (A290) E-mail

Prof. Dr. Michael KNOP, Research Group Cell Morphogenesis and Signal Transduction (A260) and ZMBH E-mail

Dr. Hai-Kun LIU, Junio Research Group Normal and Neoplastic CNS Stem Cells (A240) E-mail

Prof. Dr. Frank LYKO, Division of Epigenetics (A130) E-mail

Prof. Dr. Ana MARTIN-VILLALBA, Division of Molecular Neurobiology (A290) E-mail

Dr. Michael MILSOM, Experimental Hematology Group (A012), Division of Stem Cells and Cancer (A010) and HI-STEM E-mail

PD Dr. Karin MÜLLER-DECKER, Core Facility Tumor Models (W420), E-mail

PD Dr. Marina SCHORPP-KISTNER, Division of Signal Transduction and Growth Control (A100) E-mail

Dr. Georg STÖCKLIN, Helmholtz Junior Research Group Posttranscriptional Control of Gene Expression (A200) E-mail

Prof. Dr. Andreas TRUMPP, Division of Stem Cells and Cancer (A010) and HI-STEM E-mail

Dr. Alexandros VEGIOPOULOS, DKFZ Junior Group Metabolism and Stem Cell Plasticity (A171) E-mail

PD Dr. Renate VOIT, Division of Molecular Biology of the Cell II (A030) E-mail

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Instructors from Research Program 'B': Structural and Functional Genomics

Dr. Iris AUGUSTIN, Division Signaling and Functional Genomics (B110) E-mail

Dr. Andrea BAUER, Division of Functional Genome Analysis (B070) E-mail

Prof. Dr. Michael BOUTROS, Division Signaling and Functional Genomics (B110) E-mail

Dr. Marco BREINIG, Division Signaling and Functional Genomics (B110) E-mail

Dr. Christian BREUNIG, Division of Molecular Genome Analysis (B050) E-mail

Dr. Maiwen CAUDRON-HERGER, Research Group Genome Organization and Function (B066) E-mail

Dr. Lorenza D'ALESSANDRO, Division of Systems Biology of Signal Transduction (B200) E-mail

Dr. Sven DIEDERICHS. Division of RNA Biology and Cancer (B150) E-mail

Dr. Violaine GOIDTS, Division of Molecular Genetics (B060) E-mail

Dr. Jörg HOHEISEL, Division of Functional Genome Analysis (B070) E-mail

Dr. Damjana KASTELIC, Division of Functional Genome Analysis (B070) E-mail

PD Dr. Sabine KLAUCK, Research Group Cancer Genome Research (B063) E-mail

Prof. Dr. Ursula KLINGMÜLLER, Division of Systems Biology of Signal Transduction (B200) E-mail

Dr. Ulrike KORF, Division of Molecular Genome Analysis (B050) E-mail

Dr. Cindy KÖRNER, Division of Molecular Genome Analysis (B050) E-mail

Dr. Dominique KRANZ, Division Signaling and Functional Genomics (B110) E-mail

Dr. Jan KRIEGER, Division of Biophysics of Macromolecules (B040) E-mail

Prof. Dr. Jörg LANGOWSKI, Division of Biophysics of Macromolecules (B040) E-mail

Prof. Dr. Peter LICHTER, Division of Molecular Genetics (B060) E-mail

Dr. Norbert MÜCKE, Division of Biophysics of Macromolecules (B040) Contact Form

Dr. Marcel SCHILLING, Division of Systems Biology of Signal Transduction (B200) E-mail

Dr. Martina SCHNÖLZER, Research Group Functional Proteome Analysis (B100) E-mail

Prof. Dr. Holger SÜLTMANN, Research Group Cancer Genome Research (B063) and NCT E-mail

Dr. Aurelio TELEMAN, Helmholtz Junior Research Group Signal Transduction in Cancer and Metabolism (B140) E-mail

Dr. Katalin TOTH, Division of Biophysics of Macromolecules (B040) E-mail

Dr. Oksana VOLOSHANENKO, Division Signaling and Functional Genomics (B110) E-mail

PD Dr. Frank WESTERMANN, Research Group Neuroblastoma Genomics (B087) E-mail

Prof. Dr. Stefan WIEMANN, Division of Molecular Genome Analysis (B050) E-mail

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Instructors from Research Program 'C': Cancer Risk Factors and Prevention

Dr. Annika BAUDE, Division of Epigenomics and Cancer Risk Factors (C010) E-mail

Prof. Dr. Jenny Chang-Claude, Division of Cancer Epidemiology (C020) E-mail

Dr. Clarissa GERHÄUSER, Division of Epigenomics and Cancer Risk Factors (C010) E-mail

Prof. Dr. Rudolf KAAKS, Division of Cancer Epidemiology (C020) E-mail

Prof. Dr. Rajiv KUMAR, Division of Molecular Genetic Epidemiology (C050) E-mail

Dr. Daniel LIPKA, Division of Epigenomics and Cancer Risk Factors (C010) E-mail

Prof. Dr. Justo LORENZO BERMEJO, Institute of Medical Biometry and Informatics (IMBI), University Hospital Heidelberg E-mail

Prof. Dr. Christoph PLASS, Division of Epigenomics and Cancer Risk Factors (C010) E-mail

PD Dr. Odilia POPANDA, Division of Epigenomics and Cancer Risk Factors (C010) E-mail

Dr. Peter SCHMEZER, Division of Epigenomics and Cancer Risk Factors (C010) E-mail

Dr. Dieter WEICHENHAN, Division of Epigenomics and Cancer Risk Factors (C010) E-mail

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Instructors from Research Program 'D': Tumor Immunology

Prof. Dr. Philipp BECKHOVE, Division of Translational Immunology (D015) and NCT E-mail

PD Dr. Adelheid CERWENKA, Boveri Junior Research Group Innate Immunity (D080) E-mail

Dr. Angel CID-ARREGUI, VLP Project Group, Division of Translational Immunology (D015) E-mail

Dr. Margareta CORREIA, Boveri Junior Research Group Innate Immunity (D080) E-mail

Prof. Dr. Stefan EICHMÜLLER, Division of Translational Immunology (D015) Contact Form

Dr. Markus FEUERER, Helmholtz Junior Research Group Immune Tolerance (D100) E-mail

Dr. Thorsten FEYERABEND, Division of Cellular Immunology (D110) E-mail

PD Dr. Karsten GÜLOW, Division of Immunogenetics (D030) E-mail

Prof. Dr. Peter KRAMMER, Division of Immunogenetics (D030) E-mail

Prof. Dr. Bruno KYEWSKI, Division of Developmental Immunology (D090) E-mail

PD Dr. Frank MOMBURG, Division of Translational Immunology (D015) and NCT E-mail

Dr. Wolfram OSEN, Division of Translational Immunology (D015Contact Form

Prof. Dr. Hans-Reimer RODEWALD, Division of Cellular Immunology (D110) E-mail

PD Dr. Reinhard SCHWARTZ-ALBIEZ, Division of Translational Immunology (D015) E-mail

Dr. Ana STOJANOVIC, Boveri Junior Research Group Innate Immunity (D080) E-mail

Dr. Olga UCAR, Division of Developmental Immunology (D090) E-mail

Dr. Heiko WEYD, Division of Immunogenetics (D030) E-mail

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Instructors from Research Program 'E': Imaging and Radiooncology

Dr. Dr. Amir ABDOLLAHI, Junior Research Group Molecular Radiooncology (E210) E-mail

Prof. Dr. Peter BACHERT, Division of Medical Physics in Radiology (E020) E-mail

Dr. Soenke BARTLING, Division of Medical Physics in Radiology (E020) E-mail

PD Dr. Klaus BRAUN, Division of Medical Physics in Radiology (E020) E-mail

Dr. Jens CARDINALE, Molecular Imaging Group, Division of Medical Physics in Radiology (E020) E-mail

Dr. Peter HÄRING, Division of Medical Physics in Radiation Oncology (E040) E-mail

Dr. Jürgen JENNE, Clinical Cooperation Unit Radiation Oncology (E050) E-mail

Dr. Dorde KOMLJENOVIC, Molecular Imaging Group, Division of Medical Physics in Radiology (E020) E-mail

Dr. Jan KUNTZ, Division of Medical Physics in Radiology (E020) E-mail

Prof. Dr. Mark E. LADD, Division of Medical Physics in Radiology (E020) E-mail

Dr. Frederik LAUN, Division of Medical Physics in Radiology (E020) E-mail

Dr. Florian MAIER, Division of Medical Physics in Radiology (E020) E-mail

Dr. Armin NAGEL, Division of Medical Physics in Radiology (E020) E-mail

Dr. Ali NOWROUZI, Junior Research Group Molecular Radiooncology (E210) E-mail

Prof. Dr. Uwe OELFKE, Division of Medical Physics in Radiation Oncology (E040) E-mail

Dr. Jörg PETER, Division of Medical Physics in Radiology (E020) E-mail

Dr. Stefan SAWALL, Division of Medical Physics in Radiology (E020) E-mail

Dr. Andrea SCHWAHOFER, Division of Medical Physics in Radiation Oncology (E040) E-mail

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Instructors from Research Program 'F': Infection and Cancer

Dr. Marco BINDER, Division of Virus-associated Carcinogenesis (F170) E-mail

Prof. Dr. Henri-Jacques DELECLUSE, Division of Pathogenesis of Virus Associated Tumors (F100) E-mail

Dr. habil. Christiane DINSART, Division of Tumor Virology (F010) E-mail

Dr. Dirk GRIMM, CellNetworks Research Group Virus Host Interactions, Bioquant, University of Heidelberg E-Mail

Dr. Olaf KLINKE, Division of Pathogenesis of Virus Associated Tumors (F100) E-mail

Prof. Dr. Martin LÖCHELT, Division of Molecular Diagnostics of Oncogenic Infections (F020) E-mail

Dr. Antonio MARCHINI, Division of Tumor Virology (F010) E-mail

Prof. Dr. Martin MÜLLER, Research Group Tumorvirus-Specific Vaccination Strategies (F035) E-mail

Dr. Jürg NÜESCH, Division of Tumor Virology (F010) E-mail

Dr. Michael PAWLITA, Division of Molecular Diagnostics of Oncogenic Infections (F020) E-mail

PD Dr. Dr. Angelika RIEMER, Junior Research Group Immunotherapy and -prevention (F130) E-mail

Prof. Dr. Jean ROMMELAERE, Division of Tumor Virology (F010) E-mail

Prof. Dr. Elisabeth SCHWARZ, Division of Viral Transformation Mechanisms (F030) E-mail

Dr. Tim WATERBOER, Division of Molecular Diagnostics of Oncogenic Infections (F020) E-mail

Prof. Dr. Rainer ZAWATZKY, Division of Viral Transformation Mechanisms (F030) E-mail

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Instructors from Research Program 'G': Translational Cancer Research and the NCT 'National Center for Tumor Diseases'

Dr. Claudia BALL, Division of Translational Oncology (G100) and NCT E-mail

Dr. Cynthia BARTHOLOMÄ, Division of Translational Oncology (G100) and NCT E-mail

Dr. Sandra BONDONG, Division of Molecular Oncology of Gastrointestinal Tumors (G180) E-mail

Dr. Dr. Christine ENGELAND, Division of Translational Oncology (G100) and NCT E-mail

Dr. Richard GABRIEL, Division of Translational Oncology (G100) and NCT E-mail

Prof. Dr. Hanno GLIMM, Division of Translational Oncology (G100) and NCT E-mail

Dr. Nikolas GUNKEL, Research Group Cancer Drug Development (G404) E-mail

Dr. Friederike HERBST, Division of Translational Oncology (G100) and NCT E-mail

Prof. Dr. Ingrid HERR, Molecular OncoSurgery Group, Heidelberg University Hospital and DKFZ (G403) E-mail (Secretary)

PD Dr. Jochen HESS, DKFZ Junior Group Molecular Mechanisms of Head and Neck Tumors (G405), NCT, and Heidelberg University Hospital E-mail

Prof. Dr. Christof von KALLE, Division of Translational Oncology (G100), NCT Translational Oncology Section E-mail

Dr. Efterpi KOSTARELI, DKFZ Junior Group Molecular Mechanisms of Head and Neck Tumors (G405), and Heidelberg University Hospital

PD Dr. Stephanie LAUFS, Division of Translational Oncology (G100) and NCT E-mail

Dr. Mona MALZ, Research Group Cancer Drug Development (G404) E-mail

Prof. Dr. Rienk OFFRINGA, Division of Molecular Oncology of Gastrointestinal Tumors (G180) E-mail

Dr. Christiane OPITZ, DKFZ Junior Group Brain Cancer Metabolism (G161) E-mail

Dr. Isabel POSCHKE, Division of Molecular Oncology of Gastrointestinal Tumors (G180) E-mail

Dr. Manfred SCHMIDT, Division of Translational Oncology (G100) and NCT E-mail

Dr. Björn TEWS, CHS Junior Research Group Molecular Mechanisms of Tumor Cell Invasion (V077) E-mail

Prof. Dr. Viktor UMANSKY, Clinical Cooperation Unit for Dermato-Oncology (G300) E-mail

PD Dr. Dr. Guy UNGERECHTS, Division of Translational Oncology (G100) and NCT E-mail

Dr. Michael VOLKMAR, Division of Molecular Oncology of Gastrointestinal Tumors (G180) E-mail

Dr. Oksana ZAVIDIJ, Division of Translational Oncology (G100) and NCT E-mail

For a complete overview of all DKFZ research divisions and groups:

please see the DKFZ Main Website

DKFZ Research Programs
(Forschungsschwerpunkte)



How to become a Major Cancer Biology Faculty Member?

If you are DKFZ scientist or cooperative partner and wish to actively contribute to our study program by, e.g., giving lectures or tutorials, by organizing (part of) a HP-F practical, please contact the Coordinator, Prof. Ilse Hofmann, to discuss how your offer can be integrated to the program. We are always happy to welcome new active contributors!

In certain cases, teaching activities at the Bachelor level can also be honored by becoming a Major Cancer Biology faculty member.

last update: 23/07/2015 back to top