PhDDirector, Institute of Virology
Technische Universität München / Helmholtz Zentrum München – German Center for Environmental Health
Dr. Protzer obtained her M.D. in at the University of Erlangen in 1988, and completed her training in Internal Medicine with a focus on Liver and Infectious Diseases in Frankfurt and at the University Hospital Mainz in 1996. She then completed a training in Medical Microbiology and Virology at the University Hospitals in Heidelberg and Cologne in 2005. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Molecular Biology Heidelberg, where her research focused on “Virus-Host Interaction of Hepatitis B Virus”, started her independent research group at the University of Heidelberg in 2000, and led the Molecular Infectiology group at the University of Cologne, Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene from 2002 – 2007. In 2007, she was a professor and Chair in Virology, Technical University of Munich (TUM), and has since served as the Director of Virology at Helmholtz Zentrum München and TUM. Dr. Protzer serves as a vice speaker and a member of the executive board of the German Center for Infection Research since 2011, and has been on different advisory boards e.g. of the German Ministry of Education and Research, University of Regensburg und University Hospital Cologne. Her memberships include the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), German Association for the Study of the Liver (GASL), Society of Virology, the German Society for Gene Therapy, and the Global Virus Network. Dr. Protzer has published more than 120 articles.