The host of this internet website is the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds, Stiftung für medizinische Grundlagenforschung, to be rendered in English as "Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds, Foundation for Basic Research in Medicine" and abbreviated as BIF.


Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds
Stiftung für medizinische Grundlagenforschung
Schusterstr. 46-48
55116 Mainz

tel. +49 (0) 6131 / 27 50 8-0

Email: secretariat(at)

The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds, a public foundation subject to German civil law and approved by the District Government of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, on February 1983, is an independent, not-for-profit institution dedicated to the promotion of basic research in medicine. The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds is registered in Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany, and is listed in the foundation register of the Rhinelande-Palatinate (

Representatives and Organs of the Boehringer Ingelheim FondsBoard of Trustees

The Board of Trustees decides on all matters of fundamental significance of the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds. Its current members are:

  • Prof. Dr Dr Thomas Braun, Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim, Germany (Deputy Chairman)
  • Prof. Michael Häusser, PhD, University College London, UK
  • Prof. Dr Christian Klämbt, University of Münster, Germany
  • Dr Ingrid Ohlert, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn, Germany (permanent guest)
  • Dr Dr Michel Pairet, Member of the Shareholders' Committee, C.H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG, Ingelheim, Germany
  • Prof. Dr Jan-Michael Peters, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna, Austria (Chairman)
  • Prof. Marina Rodnina, Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Natural Sciences, Göttingen, Germany
  • Prof. Dr Andrea Schietinger, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA.

Executive Committee

The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds is represented in legal and non-legal matters by at least two members of the Executive Committee. The current members of the Executive Committee are:

  • Prof. Dr  Dr Thomas Braun (Deputy Chairman)
  • Dr Dr Michel Pairet 
  • Prof. Dr Jan-Michael Peters (Chairman).

Managing Directors

The Managing Directors run the regular business of the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds.

  • Dr Stephan Formella
  • Marc Wittstock

Responsible for content

Dr Stephan Formella and Marc Wittstock


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