The Board of Directors is acting and making decisions as a collegial body. The IPB BoD is made up of the research department heads and the Administrative Director.
One of the research department heads is appointed by the Foundation Council to act as Executive Director normally for a period of 5 years. The Administrative Director is also appointed by the Foundation Council for the same time period. The Executive Director and the Administrative Director form the institute’s Management Board as an organ of the Board of Directors and represent the IPB in court and out of court as stipulated in the IPB standing rules.
The Executive Director is the public representative of the Foundation. He/she is the chairperson of the Board of Directors and manages the current IPB research business. The Administrative Director manages the current administrative activities on his/her own authority within the scope of shared responsibility. He/she is also the IPB budget representative.
The current members of the Board of Directors are:
- Prof. Dr. Steffen Abel
Managing Director and Head of the Department Molecular Signal Processing (MSV)
- Christiane Cyron
Administrative Director and Head of the Department Administration and Infrastructure (AdmIn)
- Prof. Dr. Dierk Scheel
Head of the Department Stress and Developmental Biology (SEB)
- Prof. Dr. Alain Tissier
Head of the Department Cell and Metabolic Biology (SZB)
- Prof. Dr. Ludger Wessjohann
Head of the Department of Bioorganic Chemistry (NWC)