Leopoldina Home

Organisation

Presidium

Presidium

The Leopoldina Presidium in September 2014. Image: Markus Scholz for the Leopoldina.

The Academy is led by a Presidium whose members generally meet once a month to discuss and prepare all major decisions regarding the Academy. The Leopoldina is managed in accordance with its statutes, the Presidium’s rules of procedure and its election regulations.

The members of the Presidium are elected by the Senate and serve for a period of five years; they can be re-elected once.  As defined by the law, the Presidium is chaired by the President and four Vice Presidents. It also includes other members. Prof. Jörg Hacker assumed office as the Leopoldina’s 26th president on 1 March 2010.

President

Prof. Dr. Jörg Hacker, Microbiologist, Halle (Saale)/Berlin

Vice Presidents

Prof. Dr. Dr. Gunnar Berg, Physicist, Halle (Saale)
Prof. Dr. Bärbel Friedrich, Microbiologist, Berlin
Prof. Dr. Martin J. Lohse, Pharmacologist, Würzburg
Prof. Dr. Ursula M. Staudinger, Psychologist, New York (USA)

Secretaries

Class I: Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Engineering

Prof. Dr. Sigmar Wittig, Engineering Scientist, Karlsruhe

Class II: Life Sciences

Prof. Dr. Peter Propping, Human Geneticist, Bonn

Class III: Medicine

Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Zenner, Oto-Laryngologist, Oncologist, Tübingen

Class IV: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences

Prof. Dr. Frank Rösler, Psychologist, Hamburg

Members of the Presidium

Prof. Dr. Helmut Schwarz, Chemist, Berlin
Prof. Dr. Georg Stingl, Dermatologist, Wien
Prof. Dr. Martin Quack, Chemist, Zürich

Presidium Appointee for Archive, Library and Long-Term Projects

Prof. Dr. Heinz Schott, Historian of Medicine, Bonn (with consultative voice)

Secretary General

Prof. Dr. Jutta Schnitzer-Ungefug, Neuroscientist, Halle (Saale) (with consultative voice)

Former presidency members (with consultative voice)

Prof. Dr. Volker ter Meulen, Virologist, Würzburg
Prof. Dr. Benno Parthier, Plant Biochemist, Halle (Saale)
Prof. Dr. Harald zur Hausen, Virologist, Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. Gunter S. Fischer, Chemist, Halle (Saale)

CONTACT

Leopoldina

Dr. Jörg Beineke

Senior Scientific Coordinator

Phone 0345 - 47 239 - 954
Fax 0345 - 47 239 - 919
E-Mail joerg.beineke @leopoldina.org

Member Search