Prof. Ulrike Köhl is managing director at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology (IZI). As the newly appointed professor of immuno-oncology at Leipzig University, Prof. Köhl has also managed the Institute of Clinical Immunology at Leipzig University Hospital since December 2017. Previously, as a scientist specialising in cellular immunotherapies, she worked as a professor at the Hannover Medical School.
Prof. Köhl has extensively researched in the field of cell and gene therapy – most recently at Hannover Medical School where she managed the Institute of Cell Therapeutics from 2012 onwards. Previously, the biologist and medical expert worked in various functions at Frankfurt am Main University Hospital for many years. Moreover, her focus in experimental medicine and, in particular, the development of immune therapies also took her to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, USA.