Director Fraunhofer IZI, Retired Professor of Clinical Immunology | University of Leipzig
Frank Emmrich graduated with a diploma and doctorate in human medicine at the Medical Clinic of the University of Leipzig in 1975. After several years as an assitant doctor in Leipzig and senior assistant doctor in Berlin, he became a research assistant at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg and later in 1981 he headed the laboratory at the Max Planck Institute of Immunology in Freiburg (Breisgau). Frank Emmrich habilitated at the University of Freiburg in 1985 and gained a professorship at the University of Erlangen in 1986. From 1987 to 1994 he was head of the clinical working group Immunology / Rheumatology of the Max Planck Society in Erlangen.
In 1994, Frank Emmrich returned to the University of Leipzig and was appointed as professor of clinical immunology. There he became director of the Institute of Clinical Immunology and Transfusion Medicine and was founder of the Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research (IZKF). In 2006, he became director of the Translational Center for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Leipzig (TRM).
In 2005, the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology (IZI) was founded in Leipzig, where Prof. Frank Emmrich has since been active as director. In 2008, he became Deputy Chairman of the Life Science Network (VSL) of the Fraunhofer Society. From 2008 to 2016, Prof. Emmrich was member of the German Ethics Council.
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