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.
Karl H. Plate
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
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.