Advisory Board

Professor, MD, DSc
Aaron Ciechanover
Nobel Laureate in chemistry in 2004, is one of the leading figures in modern biomedicine. His scientific achievements include more than 200 publications and many prestigious awards, among them the Albert and Mary Lasker Award (in 2000) for basic medical research, the second most important award in the field of biomedicine after Nobel Prize. In 2003, he was awarded the Israel Prize in Biology, the highest distinction that leading scientists can be awarded by the state of Israel. Professor Ciechanover was awarded by over 30 scientific institutions and universities around the world. The title of Doctor Honoris Causa  was awarded to Prof. Ciechanover by the University of Warsaw, Warsaw University of Technology (in 2011) and the Medical University of Lodz (2012). He is a member of over 20 academies of science, including European Organization of Molecular Biology (eMBo), Polish Academy of Medicine, Russian, American and Pontifical Academy of Sciences in  Vatican City. Currently, Professor Ciechanover works at the Medical Department of his Alma Mater - Technion in Haifa, where he conducts research and teaches biochemistry to medical students.
Professor, MD, PhD
Beate A. Schücking
is 968 President of the University of Leipzig and professor of health sciences and psychosocial medicine. She is the first woman to have been elected the president of the University of Leipzig since its founding in 1409. Prior to her presidency, she was the Vice -president for Research and Doctoral Studies at the University of Osnabrück. Professor Schücking has worked in research and higher education for many years. In 1981 she obtained her PhD degree in medicine, and in the same year she completed her doctoral studies  in hematology at the University of Ulm. As a member of the Faculty of Medicine at the Philipps University in Marburg (1981-1989), she specialized in internal medicine, psychosocial medicine and family medicine. In the years 1989-1995 she was a professor of medicine and health sciences at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich.

In Osnabrück, she was elected Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Psychology and Cognitive Sciences in 2000, and the Vice-president for Research and Doctoral Studies in 2004. Beate A. Schücking is the author of many articles and publications on various aspects of scientific research and education, published, among others in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology.
MD, PhD
Hans Hofstraat
is the manager of the innovation program at Philips Research and he has held this position since 2009. As the head of the innovation program, Hans Hofstraat works with Philips Research teams and associates from Business and Markets in the field of innovation in oncology, neuroscience and universal access to healthcare services, where he combines deep clinical knowledge with the possibilities offered by digital health care. He also holds several positions in national and international advisory boards. He is, among others, a member of the Dutch Sound Council for Horizon 2020, contributing to work on health, demographic change and well-being. He is a member of the Steering Committee and co-initiator of the Big Sector initiative in natural sciences and health. He is also a member of the management team of the Institute of Diagnostics and Intervention Imaging (IDII), in which Philips participates along with UMC Utrecht, University Utrecht and TU Eindhoven. He is a member of the supervisory board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and a member of the European Scientific Panel on Health.
Professor, MD, PhD
Joachim Hornegger
has been the president of the FAU (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg) since April 1, 2015. In 2005 he became the head of the Department of Pattern Recognition at the Faculty of Engineering. He is the spokesman for the collegial management of the Central Institute of Medical Technology (ZIMT), spokesman for the Commission for Medical Technology Studies and the initiator of the study program in the field of medical technology introduced in 2009. He is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Max Planck University of Optics and Imaging (IMPRS) and the Erlangen Alumni Academy for Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT). Since 2011 to 2015, Prof. Hornegger was also the vice president for research, a a board member of FAU University.