Infectious Diseases / Epidemics

Dr. Haike Antelmann
Professor of Molecular Microbiology

Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy
Institute of Biology
Molecular Microbiology

Königin-Luise-Straße 12-16, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Molecular microbiology
  • Redox biology of bacteria
  • Infection biology

Dr. Hansjörg Dilger
Professor of Social Anthropology

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Landoltweg 9-11, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Anthropology of religion, especially Pentecostal churches and Islam in Africa
  • Christian-Muslim relations
  • Migration and religion
  • Medical anthropology (in particular HIV / AIDS, international health policies, migration and health)
  • Research on masculinity and kinship
  • Anthropology of education and learning in East Africa
  • Regional: Eastern and Southern Africa (especially Tanzania and South Africa)
  • Context of migration

Dr. Marcus Doherr, Ph.D.
Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology

Department of Veterinary Medicine
Institute for Veterinary Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Königsweg 67, 14163 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Epidemiology
  • Investigation planning
  • Statistics
  • Veterinary public health

Dr. Christine Geffers

Charité - University Medicine
Benjamin Franklin Campus
Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine

Hindenburgdamm 27, 12203 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Hygiene and infection risk in hospitals

Dr. Ulf Göbel
Professor of Microbiology and Hygiene

Charité - University Medicine
Charité Mitte Campus
Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene

Sylter Straße 2, 13353 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Microbiological diagnosis

Dr. Regine Heilbronn
Professor of Virology

Charité - University Medicine
Benjamin Franklin Campus
Institute of Virology

Hindenburgdamm 27, 12203 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Viral infections (general or diagnostic issues in the field of medical virology)
  • Vaccination
  • Medical virology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Gene therapy
  • Tropical diseases

Dr. Anna Holzscheiter
Professor of Political Science

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science
Center for Transnational Studies, Foreign- and Security Policy (ATASP)

Ihnestraße 22, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Global health policy
  • International organizations
  • Children's rights and child protection in international politics
  • Human rights
  • Non-state actors, especially NGOs and their networks in the field of human rights
  • Child labor

Dr. Benedikt Kaufer
Professor of Veterinary Virology

Department of Veterinary Medicine
Institute of Virology

Robert Von Ostertag-Straße 7-13, 14163 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Virology
  • Herpes viruses
  • Marek's disease virus
  • Varicella zoster virus
  • Chicken pox
  • Shingles
  • Human herpesvirus 6
  • Herpesvirus integration
  • Molecular tumor virology

Dr. Ute Luig
Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Teutonenstraße 24, 14129 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Natural disasters
  • Sacred landscapes
  • Africa (especially East-Central and West Africa)
  • Gender studies
  • Rituals

Dr. Klaus Osterrieder
Professor of Veterinary Virology

Department of Veterinary Medicine
Institute of Virology

Robert von Ostertag-Straße 7-13, 14163 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Molecular pathogenesis of selected viral infectious diseases of animals
  • Emphasis on herpes viruses of horses, cattle, and chickens
  • Viral zoonoses (diseases transmissible to humans, such as influenza)

Dr. Jörg Rademann
Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmacy
Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Pharmaceutical / Medicinal Chemistry

Königin-Luise-Straße 2-4, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Drug research
  • Search for new drugs
  • Chemical libraries
  • Organic chemistry
  • Antivirals
  • Anti-cancer agents
  • High-throughput screening (HTS)
  • Pharmacy
  • Potential drug targets
  • Proteases
  • Phosphatases
  • Protein-protein interactions
  • Protein ligands
  • Fragment-based drug design

Dr. Jens Rolff
Professor of Evolutionary Biology

Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy
Institute of Biology
Rolff Group - Evolutionary Biology

Königin-Luise-Straße 1-3, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Evolution
  • Experimental evolution
  • Insects
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Evolutionary immunology

Dr. Michael F. G. Schmidt
Professor of Veterinary Immunology

Department of Veterinary Medicine
Institute of Immunology

Beelitzer Straße 3, 10115 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Influenza virus (flu virus), lipid-containing viruses, immune defense
  • Medical care in rural areas, development of village stores (in cultural centers)

Dr. Thomas Schneider
Professor of Medicine

Charité - University Medicine
Benjamin Franklin Campus
Department of Gastroenterology, Infectious Diseases, and Rheumatology

Hindenburgdamm 30, 12200 Berlin

Phone (Office)
8445-2286, 8445-2676

Areas of Expertise

  • Infectious diseases
  • Research on HIV / SIV
  • Whipple’s disease

Dr. Lothar H. Wieler
Professor of Veterinary Medicine

Robert Koch Institute and
Department of Veterinary Medicine
Institute of Microbiology and Epizootics

Präsident des Robert Koch-Instituts, Postfach: 650261, 13302 Berlin, 10115 Berlin

Phone (Office)
18754-2286/-2239 (Pressestelle RKI)

Areas of Expertise

  • Animal epidemics
  • Infections that can be transmitted to humans
  • Bacteriology
  • Bacterial zoonoses
  • EHEC infections
  • Salmonella infections
  • Campylobacter infections
  • Food poisoning

Dr. Stefan Willich
Professor of Medicine

Charité - University Medicine
Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economy

Luisenstraße 57, 10117 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Integrating conventional and complementary medicine
  • Health services research and economics
  • Preventive medicine and public health
  • Clinical epidemiology