Board of trustees

Prof. Dr. med. Mathias Freund

  • Chairman of the board of trustees
  • Born in 1949
  • 1994 to 2012: Director of the Clinic of Hematology and Oncology, University Medical Center Rostock
  • 1994 to 2012: Director of the Clinic of Hematology and Oncology, University Medical Center Rostock
  • 2013 to 2015: Executive Director of German Society for Hematology and Medical Oncology e.V. (DGHO)
  • Chairman of the Cancer Society Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and active in numerous other scientific societies in Germany, Europe and the USA
  • Scientific work in the field of acute and chronic leukemia, lymphomas, cytokines, haemostaseology, bone marrow and blood stem cell transplantation, stem cell research and regenerative medicine
  • Co-initiator of the Biomedical Research Center Rostock

Prof. Dr. med. Volker Diehl

  • Member of the Board of Trustees
  • Born in 1938
  • Study of human medicine, specialist in internal medicine and haemato-oncology
  • Transformation of umbilical cord blood B lymphocytes with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) from Burkitt’s lymphoma cells
  • First cultivation of Hodgkin-Sternberg cells in cell lines in vitro
  • Foundation of the German Hodgkin Study Group (GHSG)
  • 1983 to 2003: Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Cologne
  • Development of the BEACOPP regimen for the treatment of Hodgkin’s disease
  • Founding director of the National Cancer Center in Heidelberg
  • Winner of various awards

Prof. Dr. med. Carl F. Classen

  • Member of the Board of Trustees
  • Born in 1962
  • Specialist in paediatrics with continuing education in paediatric hematology and oncology
  • Senior physician at the University Children’s and Youth Hospital at the University Hospital Rostock
  • Head of the Brain Tumor Vaccine Working Group

PD Dr. med. Inken Hilgendorf

  • Member of the Board of Trustees
  • Born in 1974
  • Study of human medicine
  • Specialist in internal medicine, hematology and oncology
  • Section leader for stem cell transplantation at the University Hospital Jena
  • Scientific work in the field of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation including immune reconstitution, pathophysiology and therapy of donor-versus-host disease (GVHD) and long-term follow-up
  • Chairwoman of the AYA network of DGHO