Prof. Dr. med. Hanns-Martin Lorenz
Prof. Dr. med. Hanns-Martin Lorenz is head of the section Rheumatology at the University Hospital Heidelberg and CSO of the ACURA-Rheuma-Center in Baden-Baden. He gained deep knowledge about immunology and rheumatology during his studies as a DFG-fellow at the University of Alabama in Birmingham/USA in the section of rheumatology and clinical immunology. Afterwards he worked in the University Hospital of Erlangen-Nurnberg in the section for Hematology, Rheumatology and clinical Immunology before he became head of the section Rhematology at the University Hospital in Heidelberg. Additionally he is the vice-chairman of the DGRh (Deutschen Gesellschaft für Rheumatologie /German association for Rheumatology).
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Stephan Urban
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Stephan Urban is group leader of the “Hepatitis B Research Group” in the Department of Infectious Diseases at the research institute for Molecular Virology at the University Hospital in Heidelberg since 2001. With a strong background in biochemistry and molecular biology which he gained through his years at the University of Tübingen and the Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry in Martinsried/Munich, he focused his research on Hepatitis B and aims to develop protein-derived entry inhibitors for the treatment of acute and chronic HBV and HDV infection. In 2009 he won the Pettenkoferpreis, of the Pettenkofer Foundation, Munich: “Neue virale Zielstrukturen”. He also received a price for his translational Infectious Disease Research of the German Center of Infectious Diseases (DZIF) in 2015. Since 2014 Stephan Urban received a full DZIF-Professorship (W3) for Translational Virology at the University of Heidelberg.