The organisation of the FCI aims to promote scientific excellence and technological innovation by leveraging the local strengths and networking structures of the partners involved.


The scientists involved in the FCI are based at the Goethe University, the Georg Speyer Haus, the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research and the Paul Ehrlich Institute and represent a broad spectrum of disciplines, from structural biology to biochemistry and molecular biology to cell biology, bioinformatics and medicinal chemistry to the various specialists in clinical disciplines.


Leadership of the FCI is the responsibility of the three founders Florian Greten (Speaker), Ivan Dikic and Hubert Serve (Vice-Speakers), supported by a panel of representatives from the FCI professors, the heads of the five research areas and representatives of the junior researchers.

Florian Greten


Ivan Dikic


Hubert Serve


Scientific Advisory Board

An international scientific advisory board assists this Steering Committee on strategically important issues and on decisions on competitive funding within the LOEWE Center FCI.

  • Fran Balkwill
    Barts Cancer Institute, University of London, London, UK
  • Mariano Barbacid
    Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas, Madrid, ES
  • Stefanie Dimmeler
    Institute of Cardiovascular Regeneration, Frankfurt/Main, DE
  • Herbert Jäckle
    Max-Planck-Institut Biophysikalische Chemie, Göttingen, DE
  • Bob Löwenberg
    Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, NL
  • Varda Rotter
    Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, IL
  • Karen Vousden
    Francis Crick Institute, London, UK


The scientific and administrative threads converge in a central coordination office. The large-scale clinical translation programs, which form the strategic heart of the FCI, are handled by interdisciplinary teams, which are composed of the five research areas. Each research area provides a platform with specific, standardized methodology and project management for the programs of the FCI.

Organisational Chart