Board


The Board of the Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) for Neuroscience decides on all overarching scientific questions. Every five years, its members are newly appointed by the Max Planck Society and the benefactors Dr. Andreas and Dr. Thomas Strüngmann. The managing director of the ESI is also a member of the Board.

Chair

  • Prof. Patrick Cramer (President of the Max Planck Society) or
  • Dr. Asifa Akhtar (Vice-President of the Max Planck Society)

Appointed by the Max Planck Society

  • Prof. Wolf Singer (Director emeritus, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt am Main)

Appointed by the benefactors

  • Dr. Andreas Strüngmann (Benefactor)
  • Prof. Herbert Jäckle (Director emeritus, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, former Vice-President of the Max Planck Society)
  • Prof. Rudolf Steinberg (Former President of the Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main)
  • Prof. Özlem Türeci (Chief Medical Officer, BioNTech; Professor, Johannes Gutenberg University and Helmholtz Institute, Mainz)

Joint appointment by the Max Planck Society and the benefactors

  • Prof. Erwin Neher (Director emeritus, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen)
The Scientific Advisory Board will be involved in the scientific evaluation of ESI. Its members are appointed for six years. The Scientific Advisory Board visits ESI every two to three years.

  • Alain Destexhe (Paris-Saclay Institute of Neurosciences, Gif-sur-Yvette, France)
  • Jean-René Duhamel (Institut des Sciences Cognitives – Marc Jeannerod, Lyon, France)
  • Joachim Groß (Institute for Biomagnetism and Biosignalanalysis, University of Münster, Germany)
  • Sonja Hofer (The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre - Faculty of Life Sciences, London, UK)
  • Christopher Moore (Robert J. and Nancy D. Carney Institute for Brain Science, Brown University, Providence, USA)
  • Anthony Movshon (Center for Neural Science, New York University, New York, USA)
  • Kia Nobre (Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, USA)
  • Friedrich Sommer (Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience & Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley, USA)
The consultative board of the Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) for Neuroscience is a central element in linking the institute to the public and society. It is composed of representatives of regional politics, the university, economy and media. The members are:

Politics

  • Ayse Asar (State Secretary in the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art)
  • Dr. Ina Hartwig (Stadträtin of the Magistrat Frankfurt am Main)

University and university medical center

  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Graf (Medical Director, University Medical Center, Frankfurt)
  • Prof. Dr. Enrico Schleiff (President of University of Frankfurt)
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Zeuzem (Dean of the Medical School of University of Frankfurt)

Economy and bank

  • Friedrich von Metzler (Partner of the B. Metzler seel. Sohn & Co. KgaA)
  • Dr. Kersten von Schenk (Lawyer, retired notary and author of legal publications)

Media

  • Ina Dahlke (Hessischer Rundfunk)
  • Jürgen Kaube (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)
  • Dr. Regina Oehler (Science Department of Hessischer Rundfunk, retired)