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 Speaker, Florian Greten, supported by a Board of representatives from the FCI professors, the heads of the five research areas and representatives of the junior researchers.

Florian Greten


  • Christian Brandts
  • Christian Buchholz
  • Ivan Dikic
  • Fabian Finkelmeier
  • Florian Greten
  • Manuel Kaulich
  • Stefan Knapp
  • Thomas Oellerich
  • Stefan Offermanns
  • Karl H. Plate
  • Claus Rödel
  • Lisa Sevenich
  • Hubert Serve
  • Evelyn Ullrich

Scientific Advisory Board

An international scientific advisory board assists Speaker and Board 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
  • Matthias Dobbelstein
    Institute of Molecular Oncology, Göttingen, DE
  • Herbert Jäckle
    Max-Planck-Institut Biophysikalische Chemie, Göttingen, DE
  • Bob Löwenberg
    Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, NL
  • Andreas Mackensen
    University Hospital, Erlangen, DE
  • Alex Markham
    Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, Leeds, UK
  • Michael Platten
    Neuroimmunology and Brain Tumor Immunology DKFZ, Heidelberg/Mannheim, DE
  • Christian Reinhardt
    University Hospital, Cologne, DE
  • Varda Rotter
    Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, IL
  • Jürgen Ruland
    Technical University, München, DE
  • 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.

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