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2024-07-08

Prof. Dr. Gesine Hansen Appointed New Director of the DZL Site BREATH

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Following the sudden passing of our esteemed board member, Prof. Dr. Tobias Welte, the succession has now been settled: Prof. Dr. Gesine Hansen has taken on the role of Director of the DZL site BREATH and joined the DZL Board of Directors. This decision was announced to DZL members in early June at the 12th DZL Annual Meeting in Bad Nauheim.

Prof. Dr. Hansen is the Medical Director of the Department of Pediatric Pneumology, Allergology, and Neonatology at Hannover Medical School. In addition to her extensive duties in clinical practice, research, and teaching, she is active in numerous scientific committees. She serves as the spokesperson for the Collaborative Research Center 587 of the German Research Foundation, the spokesperson for the TITUS Research College of the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation, and the deputy spokesperson for the RESIST Excellence Cluster. Moreover, she is the president of the Society for Pediatric Pneumology, a senator and member of the Research Commission at Hannover Medical School, and a board member of the National Genome Research Network (NGFN) of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Prof. Hansen is also an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Her scientific focus is on investigating the immunological mechanisms underlying the development of allergies and tolerance. The goal of her research is to develop preventive and therapeutic approaches for allergic diseases.

 

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