Prof. Stefan Kaufmann

SAC member

Professor Stefan Kaufmann is founding and current managing Director of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, where he chairs the Department of Immunology. He graduated in Biology from the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz (1973), where he undertook his PhD in 1977. Professor Kaufmann is recognised as a world leading researcher in the field of TB immunology, with more than 700 publications in leading journals and an H index of 86. He has received multiple awards and prizes for his research and has served in numerous scientific and policy advisory roles, including to the German Ministry of science and technology, WHO, the European Union, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.