Peter Schirmacher

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President-Elect, European Society of Pathology (ESP)



  • 1996 Habilitation (Pathology), University of Mainz
  • 1989-1991 PhD-Study (Molecular Biology), Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
  • 1987 MD-Thesis, Institute of Physiology, University of Mainz
  • 1981-1987 Study of Medicine, University of Mainz


  • Since 2004 Professor of Pathology (C4) and Director, Institute of Pathology, Heidelberg
  • 1998-2004 Professor of Pathology (C3), Deputy Director, Institute of Pathology, Cologne
  • 1996 Board Certification Molecular Pathology
  • 1995 Board Certification Pathology
  • 1991-1998 Research Associate, Institute of Pathology, University of Mainz
  • 1989-1991 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (DFG); Liver Research Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
  • 1987-1989 Research Associate, Institute of Pathology, University of Mainz


  • 2019 Honorary Doctorate, Semmelweis University, Budapest
  • Since 2018 Director Center for Personalized Medicine Heidelberg; Board member and Deputy Speaker Centers of Personalized Medicine Baden-Württemberg
  • Since 2017 Coordinator of the SFB/TR209 “Liver Cancer” (DFG)
  • Since 2015 Board member European Society of Pathology (ESP)
  • Since 2015 Board member National Center of Tumor Diseases (NCT)
  • 2014-2020 Board Member German Telematics Platform (TMF)
  • 2013-2018 Board Member International Liver Cancer Association (ILCA)
  • 2012-2019 President (2012-13) and Chairman German Society of Pathology (DGP)
  • Since 2012 Member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • 2011-2012 President International Laennec Society of Liver Pathology
  • Since 2011 Board Member German Liver Foundation
  • Since 2011 Founder and Coordinator of the centralized BiomaterialBank Heidelberg (BMBH)
  • Since 2011 Principle Investigator and Coordinator of Biobanking Platforms, German Consortium for Translational Cancer Research (DKTK) and German Center for Infectious Diseases Research (DZIF)
  • 2010-2014 Coordinator of the SFB/TR77 “Liver Cancer” (DFG)
  • 2008-2016 Member and Speaker (2008-2012) of Section 2 (Cancer and Stem Cell Research), German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • 2007-2009 Board Member German Association for Study of the Liver (President 2008-2009)
  • 2007-2019 Board Member German Association of Pathology (DGP)
  • Since 2005 Founder and Speaker ‘Tissue Bank of the National Center of Tumor Diseases’; Founder and Speaker ‘Working Group Tissue Banks of the German Cancer Centers’
  • 2001-2004 Managing board ‘Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne’ (CMMC)
  • 1996-1998 Managing board DFG-SFB 519

Updated: November 2021