Who and where we are

We, at the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF), have always put people at the focus of our work. We are there to assist applicants, fellows, and alumni in whatever way we can. We are located in the centre of Mainz, Germany. As stipulated in BIF's Articles of Association, we manage its day-to-day business in compliance with the decisions of the BIF's Executive Committee.

Contact us via email or find out how to travel to our offices in Mainz, Germany.

Dr rer. nat. Claudia Walther

Managing Director

Kirsten Achenbach


Iris Bodenbender

Assistant to the Managing Director, International Titisee Conferences (ITCs, organization)

Andrea Epperlein


Dr rer. nat. Jan Kullmann

PhD and MD fellowships, travel grants (selection process)

Dr rer. nat. Anja Petersen (née Hoffmann)

PhD and MD fellowships (selection process, personal support) – on maternity leave

Sandra Schedler

PhD fellowships (administration, personal support)

Vera Schlick

PhD and MD fellowships, travel grants (applications, statistics)

Süleyman Tangüler

Maintenance, office support