Executive Board

The Executive Board manages the activities of BRICS. It is responsible, together with the BRICS members, for the following tasks:

  • designing the strategic focus and research agenda,
  • representing the Centre in the Engineering For Health research priority,
  • operational planning of BRICS activities,
  • establishing partnerships at national and international level.

BRICS Speaker

Prof. Dr. Dieter Jahn
Prof. Dr. Dieter Jahn

Dieter Jahn received his PhD in 1987 from the University of Marburg and then spent 4 years as a postdoc at Yale University, New Haven with Prof. Dr. med. D. Söll before being a Junior Group Leader at Max-Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg. In 1994, Dieter Jahn completed his habilitation at the Max Planck Institute and two years later he became Associate Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Freiburg. In 2000, Dieter Jahn got the professorship at the Technische Universität Braunschweig. Since then he is a full Professor for Microbiology and the head of the Institute of Microbiology. Dieter Jahn planned and supervised the construction of the Systems Biology Center Braunschweig from the very beginning and has been the BRICS spokesman since the opening of the new building in summer 2016.

Interview with Dieter Jahn (german)



Dieter Jahn

BRICS Co-Speaker

Prof. Dr. Karsten Hiller
Prof. Dr. Karsten Hiller

Karsten Hiller is Professor of Biochemistry and Bioinformatics at TU Braunschweig (TU-BS) and HZI. He heads the Department of Biochemistry and Bioinformatics at the Braunschweig Integrated Centre for Systems Biology (BRICS). Karsten Hiller studied biology and computer science at TU-BS. After graduating in biology, he completed his doctoral thesis in bioinformatics and microbiology before joining Prof. Dietmar Schomburg's group as a postdoctoral fellow. From 2008-2010, Karsten Hiller worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Prof. Gregory Stephanopoulos at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, USA. From 2010-2016, Dr. Hiller was research group leader at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) in Luxembourg. He was appointed Associate Professor at the University of Luxembourg in 2016. On 1.8.2016, he moved with his team to Braunschweig to join TU-BS and HZI.

Since August 2019 Karsten Hiller is the BRICS Co-Speaker.

BRICS Co-Speaker

Foto Michael Meyer Hermann
Prof. Dr. Michael Meyer Hermann

Since 2010 Michael Meyer-Hermann heads the Department Systems Immunology at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig (Germany). He studied Physics, Mathematics, and Philosophy in Frankfurt/Main and Paris and accomplished his Ph.D. in Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics in Frankfurt/Main.

He, then, initiated new research groups for Systems Immunology in Dresden (Germany), Oxford (UK) and at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS).

2016 Michael Meyer-Hermann moved with his team to the Braunschweig Integrated Centre of Systems Biology and since then he is the BRICS Co-Speaker.