Prof. Achim Hoerauf
Born in 1962 in Neumarkt/Oberpfalz.
1983-1989 Medical School at the University of Erlangen.
1989 Dissertation at the Medical Clinic III of the University of Erlangen.
1990-1994 Research Fellow at the Institute of Clinical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene at the University of Erlangen.
1995-2001 Group Leader at the Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg.
1997 Specialist for Microbiology and Epidemiology.
1998 Habilitation in Medical Microbiology and Immunology.
2001-2003 Director of Helminthology at the Bernhard-Nocht-Institut.
August 2003 Full Professur for Parasitology and Director of the Institute for Medical Parasitology at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn.
1.9.2005 Director of the Institute for Medizical Mikrobiology and merging of the Institute for Medical Mikrobiology, Immunology and Parasitology.
Honors and Awards:
1999 German Society for Tropical Medicine Award,
2001 Martini-Award for excellent clinical research at the University Hospital Eppendorf/Hamburg,
2002 German Society for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Award.
2015 Memento Prize for Neglected Diseases (BUKO Initiative and DAHW for NTDs)
2015 Innovation Award by BioRegionen
My research interest focuses on the T cell modulated immunosuppression during chronic worm infections and its genetic basis. Additionally, we work on the immunological effector mechanisms against malaria in a mouse modell. We also study the therapy of filarial infection via the antibiotic elimination of Wolbachia bacteria in the worms. Our group managed to improve the therapy of filarial infection with this approach.