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Scientific Advisory Board

With world-class scientists, outstanding students and state-of-the-art technology, the IMP strives to maintain the highest standard of research. To ensure this, the IMP works with internationally recognised scientists from some of the world’s top research institutes and universities to review and steer the IMP’s research through its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).

The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) meets with IMP researchers every year to discuss the quality, significance and main focus of research conducted at the IMP. Through this process, the IMP gains important feedback on its work which can then inform future decisions. The SAB and its distinguished members also demonstrate the strong ties between the IMP and other world-class research institutions.

Current SAB Members

Dirk Schübeler, Chair - since 2020, member since 2014
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel (Switzerland)

Adrian Bird - since 2020
University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Michael Häusser - since 2015
University College London, United Kingdom

Norbert Kraut - since 2011
Boehringer Ingelheim RCV GmbH, Vienna (Austria)

Ruth Lehmann - since 2017
NYU Langone Medical Center, New York (USA)

Ruslan Medzhitov - since 2016
Yale School of Medicine/HHMI, New Haven (USA)

Eva Nogales - since 2021
University of California, Berkeley (USA)

Former SAB Members

2011-2021
Tom Rapoport 
Harvard Medical School
Boston (USA)

2015-2021
Hans Clevers 
Hubrecht Institute
Utrecht (Netherlands)

2013-2020
Leslie Vosshall 
Rockefeller University
New York (USA)

2009-2019
Angelika Amon
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Cambridge (USA)

2017-2019
Paul Nurse 
The Francis Crick Institute
London (UK)

2009-2017
Dan Littman
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York (USA)

2009-2014
Anton Berns
Netherlands Cancer Institute
Amsterdam (Netherlands)

2009-2014
Tobias Bonhoeffer
Max-Planck-Institute of Neurobiology
Martinsried (Germany)

2008-2013
Venki Ramakrishnan
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Cambridge (United Kingdom)

2009-2013
Ewan Birney
European Molecular Biology Laboratory EMBL-EBI
Hinxton (United Kingdom)

2006-2012
Cornelia Bargmann
Rockefeller University
New York (USA)

2004-2012
Wolfgang Rettig
Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH
Ingelheim (Germany)

2004-2012
Rudolf Jaenisch
Whitehead Institute
Cambridge (USA)

2004-2009
Andreas Barner
Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH
Ingelheim (Germany)

2002-2009
Frederick W. Alt
Harvard Medical School
Boston (USA)

2003-2008
Titia de Lange
Rockefeller University
New York (USA)

2001-2008
Steve McKnight
Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas (USA)

2004-2007
Gregory A. Petsko
Brandeis University
Waltham (USA)

2001-2006
Tyler Jacks
MIT Department of Biology
Cambridge (USA)

1998-2005
David Lane
University of Dundee
Dundee (United Kingdom)

2005
Georg Stingl
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Vienna (Austria)

1999-2004
Herbert Jäckle
Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Göttingen (Germany)

1998-2003
Janet Rossant
Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute
Toronto (Canada)

1987-2003
Peter Swetly
Boehringer Ingelheim Austria
Vienna (Austria)

1996-2002
Martin Raff
University College London
London (United Kingdom)

1995-2001
Tim Hunt
ICRF Clare Hall Laboratories
South Mimms (United Kindom)

1998-2001
Bernd Wetzel
Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH
Ingelheim (Germany)

1993-2000
Nick Hastie
MRC Human Genetics Unit
Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

1991-1999
Michael Bishop
University of California in San Francisco
San Francisco (USA)

1987-1998
Gottfried Schatz
Biozentrum der Universität Basel
Basel (Switzerland)

1993-1998
Tadatsugu Taniguchi
University of Tokyo
Tokyo (Japan)

1994-1997
Christoph Hohbach
Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH
Ingelheim (Germany)

1987-1997
Robert Weinberg
Whitehead Institute
Cambridge (USA)

1988-1993
Francois Cuzin
Universitè Nice
Nice (France)

1987- 1993
Piet Borst
Netherlands Cancer Institute
Amsterdam (Netherlands)

1988-1992
Dave Goeddel
Genentech Inc.
San Francisco (USA)

1988-1992
John Mendelsohn
Cornell University/Sloan Kettering Institute/ MD Anderson Cancer Center
Ithaca (New York), Houston (USA)

1987-1989
David Baltimore
Rockefeller University
New York (USA)