As members of the Board of Directors, the Managing Director and the Head of Administration form the management of the IPK. According to the statues, they represent the institution legally and out-of-court according to the rules of procedure.


Managing Director


Managing Director and Head of the Department Physiology and Cell Biology

Prof. Dr. Nicolaus von Wirén


Administrative Director


Head Dept. Administration and Central Services

Dr. Ingmar Schmidt

The Administrative Director is solely responsible for the current business of the management. He is the commissioner for budget.

Managing Office

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Head of Managing Office

Dr. Jens Freitag

As the staff unit of the IPK the Managing Office supports the Board of Directors in carrying out its management responsibilities.