Management & Boards

Board of Directors

Picture of the Institute's Board of Directors
Egbert Tannich, Birgit Müller, Jürgen May, Stephan Günther

Prof. Dr. med. Egbert Tannich

Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen May
Deputy Chair

Prof. Dr. med. Stephan Günther

Birgit Mueller
Managing Director

Scientific Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Emil Christian Reisinger, Chair (Rostock University Medical Center)

Prof. Dr. Barbara Bröker, Deputy Chair (Greifswald University Hospital)

Prof. Dr. Heinz Feldmann (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Hamilton, USA)

Prof. Dr. Boris Striepen (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA)

Prof. Dr. Jürg Utzinger (Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland)

Prof. Dr. Julia Walochnik (Medical University of Vienna, Austria)

Scientific Advisory Board in 2019 (left to right): Prof. Dr. Jürg Utzinger, Prof. Dr. Gérard Krause (Member until the end of 2020), Prof. Dr. Boris Striepen, Prof. Dr. Barbara Bröker, Prof. Dr. Heinz Feldmann, Prof. Dr. Julia Walochnik, Prof. Dr. Lars Schaade (Guest of the Advisory Board from Robert Koch Institute, Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Emil Christian Reisinger. Credit: BNITM / D. Schachten.

Board of Trustees

State Secretary Dr. Eva Gümbel, Chair (State Ministry of Science and Research, Hamburg)

Dr. Antina Ziegelmann, Deputy Chair (Federal Ministry of Health, Berlin)

Prof. Dr. Martin Aepfelbacher (Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), Hamburg)

Prof. Dr. Kathrin Adlkofer (External Member)

Dr. Silke Heinemann (State Ministry of Social Affairs – Office for Health, Hamburg)

PD Dr. Thomas Jacobs (Staff Representative, BNITM)

Dr. Joachim Klein (Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Berlin)

Nathalie Leroy (External Member)

Dr. Ulrike Poller (State Ministry of Health)

Prof. Dr. Emil Christian Reisinger (Chair of BNITM Scientific Advisory Board)

Dr. Toni Rieger  (Staff Representative, BNITM)

Grouppicture of the Board of Trustees
Board of Trustees of BNITM in 2017 (left to right): Prof. Iris Bruchhaus (since 2020 replaced by Dr. Toni Rieger), State Council Dr. Matthias Gruhl (since 2020 replaced by Dr. Silke Heinemann), Dr. Joachim Klein, State Secretary Dr. Eva Gümbel, Nathalie Leroy, Jana Holland (since 2020 replaced by Dr. Ulrike Poller), PD Dr. Thomas Jacobs and Prof. Martin Aepfelbacher. Missing on the photo: Prof. Kathrin Adlkofer, Dr. Silke Heinemann, Dr. Ulrike Poller, Dr. Toni Rieger and Dr. Antina Ziegelmann.
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Britta Rehn

Board Secretariat

Tel.: +49 40 42818-260
Fax: +49 40 42818-265
Email: rehn(at)

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Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM)

Implementation Research
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Fichet-Calvet Group
(Zoonoses Control)

Blessmann Group
(Snakebite envenoming surveillance and control)

H. Groß

Purchasing & Operations
T. Strebel

P. Kämpfer

Human Resources

Assistance to the Board
Dr. N. Bergholz
M.-C. Koschwitz
J. Meurer
Dr. A. Novak-Funk

Safety and Quality

Bio-Risk Management
Dr. T. Rieger

Quality Management
M. Lintzel

Occupational Health and Safety
A. Gerber

Occupational Health Physician
Dr. C. Schlaich