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Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. med. Klaus Heeg

Name Klaus Michael Heeg
Date of birth January 15, 1956
Town of birth Hanau
Citizenship German
Family married with Dr. Ulrike Heeg, M.D., three children



Department of Infectious Diseases
Medical Microbiology and Hygiene
Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 324
69120 Heidelberg
+49 6221 56 8310 (Fon)
+49 6221 56 5857 (FAX)

University education

1975-1981 Medical School, University of Mainz
1983 Graduation (Doctor of Medicine), University of Mainz
1988 Habilitation (Medical Microbiology and Immunology),University of Ulm


Occupational career

1981-1982 Medical officer, Medical Service of the Army (Department Virology), Koblenz
1982-1983 Post-Doc, Institue for Medical Microbiology (Director: Prof. Paul Klein), University of Mainz
1983-1989 Group leader, Institute for Medical Microbiology and Immunology (Director: Prof. H. Wagner), University of Ulm
1990-1998 Professor (cell-mediated immune reactions), Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene (Director: Prof. H. Wagner), Technical University of Munich
1998-2004 Director, Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hospital Hygiene, University of Marburg
since 2004 Director, Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Heidelberg


Board activities and research networks

1985-1990 Member of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 322 "Lymphohemopoiesis", University of Ulm
1991-1993 Member of the DFG-Research Group "Immunobiology of bacterial mitogens", Technical University of Munich
1995-1998 Member of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 391 "Mechanisms of rapid cell activation", Technical University of Munich
1995-1998 Member of th BMBF Network "Septic shock" (Federal Ministery fr Education and Research)
1996-1998 Member of the Clinical Research Group "Postoerataive sepsis", University Hospital rechts der Isar, Technical University of Munich
1998-2001 Chairman of the study group "Infection and Immunology" of the German Society for Immunology (DGfI)
2000-2005 Member of the DFG (German Science Foundation) Priority Program SPP 1089 "New vaccination techniques"
2000-2003 Deputy "Fachgutachter" of the German Science Foundation (DFG) (Area: Medical Microbiology, Virology, Immunology and Hygiene)
2000-2002 Deputy speaker of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 297 "Mechanisms of neuro-immunoendocrine interactions", University of Marburg
2001-2006 Member of the DFG Priority Program SPP 1110 "Innate Immunity"
2001-2004 Member of the advisory board of the German Society for Immunology (DGfI)
since 2004 Associate editor "Immunology" of the British Society for Immunology
2005-2009 Vice President of the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology (DGHM)
2010-2012 Member of the coordination group of the German Centre for Infection Research (DZIF)
since 2011 Deputy speaker of the Collaborative Reseaarch Centre SFB 938, University of Heidelberg
since 2013 Deputy head of the DZIF Steering committee Heidelberg
since 2013 Member of the Peer Review College of the Wellcome Trust


Scientific focus

Infection and immunity, Toll-like receptors, signal transduction in innate immune cells, CpG-DNA, dendritic cells, superantigens


German Society of Immunology (DGfI)

American Society of Microbiology (ASM)

German Society of Hygiene and Microbiology (DGHM)

European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)

German Society for Infectious Diseases

American Association of Immunologists (AAI)

German Sepsis Society


American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

British Society for Immunology