The structure of DZL

Scientific Advisory Board

The DZL Scientific Advisory Board counsels the Board of Directors and the General Assembly on scientific and programmatic questions. It is made up of internationally acclaimed experts in the field of lung research.

The members of the Scientific Advisory Board are:

Maria Belvisi

Senior Vice President / Head of Research and Early Development Respiratory and Immunology Biopharmaceuticals R&D, AstraZeneca, GBR; Professor of Respiratory Pharmacology, NHLI, Imperial College London, GBR

Klaus Bønnelykke

Professor of Pediatrics, Chief Physician, Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), DNK

Scott Budinger

Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care in the Department of Medicine, Ernest S. Bazley Professor of Airway Diseases, Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care) and Cell and Developmental Biology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, USA

James Chalmers

Clinical Professor (Teaching and Research), Molecular and Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Dundee, GBR

Gerard Koppelman

Professor of Pediatric Pulmonology, Program leader Groningen Research Institute of Asthma and COPD, Head, section of Pediatric Pulmonlology and Pediatric Allergology, Faculty of Medical Sciences (UMCG) , University of Groningen, NLD

Melanie Königshoff

Professor of Medicine, Associate Chief of Research, Department of Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, UPMC Montefiore Hospital, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Grace Parraga

Professor, Department of Medical Biophysics, Robarts Research Institute, Western University, CAN

Charles A. Powell

Professor of Medicine, and System Division Chief for Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai-National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute, USA

Pippa Powell

Director of the European Lung Foundation (ELF), Sheffield, GBR

Hans-Ulrich Prokosch

Holder of the Chair for Medical Informatics, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, DEU; Chief Information Officer, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, DEU; Former Member of the Board of the German Society for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS), DEU

Edda Spiekerkoetter

Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine), Stanford University, USA


The former board chairs will continue to support the newly appointed Scientific Advisory Board within the framework of Transition Management initiated in spring 2024.

Jacob I. Sznajder

Former Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board
Chief, Division of Medicine-Pulmonary, Ernest S. Bazeley, Professor of Asthma and Related Disorders, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, USA

Peter M. Suter

Former Co-Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board
Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz, Cente Médical Universitaire, Universität Genf, CHE

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