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Prof. Axel Haverich


TECAS-ITN Investigator


Current Appointments /Affiliations


Director of the Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery (HTTG) at Hannover Medical School. 


Member of the University Council of the Leibniz University, Hannover


Member and Executive SFB 738 (DFG) "Innovative grafts"


Member of the SFB 599 (DFG) "Intelligent Implants"


Spokesman of the Excellence Cluster of the German Research Foundation "REBIRTH"


Member of the Advisory Board of the Biotechnica


Member of the Commission organ transplantation of the Medical Association of Lower Saxony




1972-1978: Medical studies at the Hannover Medical School


Research Experiences


1993-1996: Director, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Christian - Albrechts University, Kiel


1985: Senior Physician, Clinic for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Centre for Surgery at Hannover Medical School (Head: Prof. Dr. Hans G. Borst)


1983-1984: 1-year grant from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft as Research Assistant at the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, California / USA


1978-1985: Assistant in the Centre for Surgery of MHH


Scientific Awards and Honors


Franz Köhler Prize jointly for experimental and clinical organ preservation in lung transplantation with Dr. Thorsten WAHLERS.


Leibniz Prize for German scientists, German Research Foundation


Lower Saxony State Prize 2002


Doctor Honoris Causa, University of M. Testemitanu, Chisinau, Moldova


Münster Heart Centre Lecture Award 2014; Foundation Herzzentrum Münster


Research Activities


1996: Established the Leibniz Research Laboratories for Biotechnology and Artificial Organs


email: Haverich.Axel(at)

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TECAS-ITN End-of-Network Conference

 Padua, November 28-30, 2016

The TECAS-ITN European Doctoral Academy in Regenerative Engineering, is organising the End-of-Network Conference in Padua, Italy.

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