Helmholtz Zentrum München is a member of the Helmholtz Association. The Center consists of scientific institutes and research units.  Administrative units and  committees ensure success.

The Commitees at the Helmholtz Zentrum München:

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board oversees the lawfulness, appropriateness and economic efficiency of the management. It decides on general research objectives, important matters of research policy and financial matters of Helmholtz Zentrum München, and lays down the basic principles for evaluating performance. The Supervisory Board is composed of 12 honorary members. Six of these are appointed by the partners (Free State of Bavaria and Federal Republic of Germany). Three members are selected by the Assembly of Partners from the scientific and technical staff of Helmholtz Zentrum Munich. The Assembly of Partners also appoints the remaining three members from the fields of science and economics.

  • Chairperson: MinDir’in Bärbel Brumme-Bothe
  • Deputy Chairperson: MDirig. Dr. Roland Mertz

Scientific Technical Board

The Scientific Technical Board (WTR) is the Center-internal body for communication and information and can advise the other bodies of Helmholtz Zentrum München in all scientific and important technical matters. The Scientific-Technical Board is composed of the heads of the institutes and research units, along with elected representatives of the scientific and technical staff of Helmholtz Zentrum München. The CEO and CFO and one member of the Works Council may participate in the meetings of the Scientific-Technical Board in an advisory capacity. 

  • Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wurst (Director of the Institute of Developmental Genetics)
  • Deputy Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Annette Peters (Director of the Institute of Epidemiology II)

Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board advises the Supervisory Board and the Board of Directors. It is also responsible for evaluating the work of Helmholtz Zentrum München. The Scientific Advisory Board was constituted in 1984 with the purpose of carrying on an intensive discussion about the scientific programs and projects of Helmholtz Zentrum München and with implementing an efficient result evaluation. At present, 14 external scientists belong to the Scientific Advisory Board.

  • Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Hillel Koren

Works Council

The Works Council is the elected representative body of the Helmholtz Zentrum München employees and represents their interests vis-à-vis the Board of Directors.

Helmholtz Zentrum München -
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für
Gesundheit und Umwelt
Works Council
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1
85764 Neuherberg

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