Johannes Löwer

Company: Past President Paul Ehrlich Institute, Past President BfArM
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Johannes Löwer was born on 20 November 1944 in Vienna. He studied medicine at the Universities of Würzburg and Tübingen from 1963-1969 and qualified as a physician in 1972 while pursuing studies in physiological chemistry and biochemistry from 1970-1974 at University of Tübingen.

Dr. Löwer received a postdoctoral fellowship from Friedrich Miescher Laboratory at the Max Planck Society, Tübingen to pursue research in the field of RNA tumor viruses from 1976-1980.

In 1981 Dr. Löwer joined the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Federal Agency for Sera and Vaccines, Langen and headed the Cytology Section from 1982-1991 and the Division of Human Virology from 1987-2002. Dr. Löwer was appointed President of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut on 7 June 2001. He retired from this position 30 November 2009.

Dr. Löwer holds the following degrees: Dr. med. [M.D.], the University of Tübingen, 1972; Qualification as physician, Stuttgart, 1974; Diplom-Biochemiker [M.Sc. in Biochemistry], the University of Tübingen, 1975; Venia legendi in Medical Virology, Faculty of Human Medicine, the University of Frankfurt, 1990: Professor of Medical Virology, Faculty of Human Medicine, the University of Frankfurt, 1999

Dr. Löwer’s former positions: President of the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM), Bonn, 2009-2010; Acting Director of the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM), Bonn, 2007-2009; President of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Langen, 2001-2009; Acting Director of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Langen, 1999-2001; Deputy Director of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Langen, 1991-1999; Head of Human Virology Division, Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Langen, 1987-2002; Head of Cytology Section, Human Virology Division, Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Langen, 1982-1991; Scientist at the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Langen, 1981-1982; Postdoctoral fellowship at the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the Max Planck Society, Tübingen, 1976-1980