NCT Heidelberg

NCT Directorate

The NCT-Directorate Heidelberg heads the NCT and oversees the development and implementation of strategic and operative measures. It consists of seven representatives of the research focuses at DKFZ and the Medical Directors from the departments of surgery, hematological oncology, medical oncology, neurooncology, pathology, radiation oncology at the Heidelberg University Hospital and representatives of the Thoraxklinik-Heidelberg.

Two managing directors and two deputy managing directors make up the Executive Board.

Prof. Dr. Dirk Jäger

Managing Director, NCT Heidelberg

Medical Director: Department of Medical Oncology, Heidelberg University Hospital/NCT 
Head of the CCU Applied Tumor-Immunity, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

Prof. Dr. Christof von Kalle

Managing Director, NCT Heidelberg

Head: Division of Translational Oncology, DKFZ/NCT
Coordinator: Research Program Translational Cancer Research, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

Prof. Dr. Dr. Jürgen Debus

Deputy Managing Director, NCT Heidelberg

Medical Director: Department of Radiation Oncology and Radiation Therapy, Heidelberg University Hospital 
Director: Heidelberg Ion Beam Therapy Center (HIT)

Prof. Dr. Peter Lichter

Deputy Managing Director, NCT Heidelberg

Head: Division of Molecular Genetics, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)





Prof. Dr. Ralf Bartenschlager

Prof. Dr. Hermann Brenner

Head: Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Aging Research,
Head (in ch.): Division of Preventive Oncology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

Prof. Dr. Markus W. Büchler

Medical Director: Department of General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, Heidelberg University Hospital

Prof. Dr. Carsten Müller-Tidow

Medical Director: Department of Hematology, Oncology and Rheumatology, Heidelberg University Hospital

Prof. Dr. Hans-Reimer Rodewald

Head: Division of Cellular Immunology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

Prof. Dr. Peter Schirmacher

Medical Director: General Pathology and Pathologic Anatomy, Heidelberg University Hospital

Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Phys. Heinz-Peter Schlemmer

Head: Division of Radiology,
Coordinator: Research Program Imaging and Radiooncology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

Prof. Dr. Michael Thomas

Chief physician: Department of Oncology of Thoracic Tumors, Thoraxklinik-Heidelberg at Heidelberg University Hospital

Prof. Dr. Andreas Trumpp

Head: Division of Stem Cells and Cancer,
Coordinator: Research Program Cell Biology and Tumor Biology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wick

Medical Director: Department of Neurology and Polyclinic, Heidelberg University Hospital