Prof. Dr. Walter Rosenthal, HRK President (Photo: HRK/David Ausserhofer)

Prof. Dr. Walter Rosenthal

HRK President
University Medicine and Health Sciences

The President heads the Executive Board. He or she represents the HRK internally and externally, is responsible for the day-to-day business and convenes and chairs the meetings of the various decision-making bodies. The term of office is three years and holders may only be re-elected once.

Since 5/2023HRK President
12/2021-5/2023HRK Vice-President
10/2014-10/2023President of Friedrich Schiller University Jena (since 2020 2nd term)
2009-2014Chair of the Board and Scientific Director at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Berlin-Buch
1996-2008Director of the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) – Institute of the Leibniz Association, Berlin-Buch
1993-1996Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Managing Director of the Rudolf Buchheim Institute of Pharmacology, Justus Liebig University Giessen
1991-1993Heisenberg Fellow and Visiting Professor in the Department of Cell Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas (USA)
1990Habilitation in Pharmacology and Toxicology, Rudolf Virchow University Clinic, Freie Universität Berlin
1983Doctorate (summa cum laude) in Medicine, Justus Liebig University Giessen
1974-1981Medical studies at Justus Liebig University Giessen and the Royal Free Hospital, School of Medicine, London