PhD Stefan Kaufmann is founding director and director of the Department of Immunology of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, professor for microbiology and immunology at the Charité, Humboldt University, Berlin, and honorary professor at the University Clinics Benjamin Franklin, Free University Berlin. Past president and honorary member of the German Society for Immunology. President of the European Federation of Immunological Societies. Vice President of the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS). Born 1948 in Ludwigshafen am Rhein. Studied biology at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, 1977 PhD. Scientific interests: immunity to bacterial pathogens with emphasis on tuberculosis and rational vaccine design. Numerous scientific awards. Doctor Honoris Causa from Université de la Mediterranée, Aix-Marseille II. More than 600 publications mostly in high-ranking journals. Highly cited immunologist (ISI Thomson).


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