Board and Management

The Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research is cooperatively headed by the four directors Thomas Braun, Stefan Offermanns, Didier Stainier, and Werner Seeger. They carry out the jointly responsibility for the scientific and administrative direction of the institute. Operating acivities are managed by the Managing Director, who is appointed by the board of directors for a particular time. From July 1, 2017 until June 30, 2020 the position is held by Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Braun.


The board of directors is supported in his statutory tasks by the assistant to the management, Dr. Matthias Heil, and the head of administration, Claudia Nickel.


The following organigram illustrates the current structure of the Max Planck Institute (please click to enlarge):