Principal Investigator

Department of Neuropathology, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Charitéplatz 1
D-10117 Berlin

Frank Heppner

Academic Education

1991 - 1998 Medical training at the Universities of Lübeck, Hamburg, Berlin and London (UK)

Scientific Degrees

2005 Venia legendi (Habilitation) for Pathology/Neuropathology (University of Zurich)
1999 Doctoral Degree (MD; Institute of Anatomy, Humboldt University Berlin; Head: Prof. Dr. Robert Nitsch)

Professional Experience

since 2007 Full Professor (W3) and Chairman of the Department of Neuropathology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
2010 - 2016 Spokesman of the DFG-funded transregional collaborative research center SFB TRR 43 “The brain as a target of inflammatory processes”
2004 - 2007 Senior Consultant (Oberarzt) and board certified neuropathologist (FMH), Institute of Neuropathology, University of Zurich
2003 Resident in Neuropathology (Assistenzarzt), Institute of Neuropathology, University of Bonn
2002 - 2003 Resident in Surgical Pathology (Assistenzarzt), Institute of Surgical Pathology, University of Zurich
1999 - 2002 Postdoctoral fellow and Resident in Neuropathology (Assistenzarzt), Institute of Neuropathology, University of Zurich

Awards

2006 Siegenthaler-Habilitation Award, University of Zurich
2003 Research fellowship of the Leopoldina-Foundation

Institutional Responsibilities

since 2016 Member of the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) Scientifc Committee (BIH Forscherrat)
since 2016 Member of the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) Steering Committee Berlin (DKTK Berlin Lenkungsausschuss)
since 2015 Representative for Neuropathology in the Steering Committee of the Federation of German Pathologists (Vorstand des Bundesverbandes Deutscher Pathologen)

Commissions of Trust

2015 Scientific Advisor, Sanofi, Germany
since 2013 Editorial Board for Acta Neuropathologica, Germany
2003 Reviewer for prion research, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany
since 2002 Ad-hoc reviewer, German Research Foundation (DFG), Germany
since 2002 Ad-hoc reviewer for: Nature, Nature Medicine, Nature Neuroscience, Nature Communications, Journal of Experimental Medicine, Science Translational Medicine, Lancet Neurology, Acta Neuropathologica, amongst others.

Memberships of Scientific Societies

since 2003 Member, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neuropathologie und Neuroanatomie e.V. (DGNN)
since 2015 Member, Bundesverband Deutscher Pathologen e.V. (BDP)
since 2002 Member, Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Neuropathologie (SGNPath)
since 2010 Member, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pathologie (DGP)
since 2010 Member, Berliner Gesellschaft für Pathologie