Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board advices the CeGaT GmbH on questions of international orientation and collaboration projects. Current members of the Board are:


Prof. Dr. Stephan C. Bischoff, MD: He is Director of the Department of Nutricional Medicine / Prevention and Gender Research, Managing Director of the Institute of Nutritional Medicine, Director of the Competence Centre Gender and Nutrition and as Vice Dean Member of the Faculty Board Natural Sciences of the University of Hohenheim. Furthermore, Prof. Bischoff is the initiator and spokesman of the Research Association "Obesity and Gastrointestinal Tract (OGIT)" of the Competence Network "Obesity". Prof. Bischoff belongs to the most recognized specialists in nutritional medicine worldwide.


Prof. Dr. Peter Freisinger, MD: He is the Physician-in-Chief of Pediatric Medicine in Reutlingen, Germany. He is specialized in metabolic and mitochondrial disorders, skeletal dysplasias, and neurodevelopmental diseases. Furthermore he has a focus on perinatal medicine in neonatology. Prof. Freisinger will consult CeGaT GmbH with respect to metabolic and mitochondrial diagostics.


Prof. Dr. Thomas Gasser, MD: He is Director of the Hertie-Institute for Clinical Brain Research in Tuebingen, Germany, Department of Neurodegenerative Diseases, and Clinical Director of the Department of Neurology at the University Clinic, Tuebingen, Germany. As President of the German Society of Neurogenetics and coordinator of the competence center for Parkinson's disease in Germany and coordinator of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Tuebingen, Germany, Prof. Gasser belongs to the most acknowledged neurogeneticists worldwide.


Prof. Dr. Daniel H. Huson: He is Professor for Algorithms in Bioinformatics at the University of Tuebingen and additionally part-time professor at the SCELSE, Nanyang University of Technology in Singapore. The main focus of his lab is on developing new and advanced algorithms for bioinformatics with particular interest in "Phylogenetic trees and networks", "Metagenomic analysis", "Resequencing and genome analysis", miRNAs as well as "Evolution and Ecology". He advises CeGaT since its foundation especially in analysing metagenome sequencing projects where he has world leading experience.


Prof. Dr. Sven Perner, MD: He is Director of the Institute of Prostate Cancer Research, University of Bonn. Prof. Perner is focusing on the translational research necessary to identify biomarkers in solid tumors, primarily cancers of the prostate and lung. Prof. Perner is collaborating with CeGaT on tumor genetic projects.


Prof. Dr. Bernd Wissinger: Prof. Dr. Bernd Wissinger as a new member of the Scientific Advisory Board. Prof. Dr. Bernd Wissinger, Full Professor for Molecular Genetics of Sensory Systems and Head of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory at the Institute of Ophthalmic Research, University Clinics Tübingen. Prof. Wissinger is an internationally recognized expert in the field of the genetics of inherited retinal disorders and optic atrophies and coordinator of the RD-CURE consortium for the development of gene therapy applications to treat achromatopsia and retinitis pigmentosa. He advises CeGaT since March 2014 especially in the field of eye diseases.