Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is made up of four people: The positions are on a voluntary basis.
The chairmanship is held by Rolf Kirchfeld, graduate of business administration. Born in Hamburg in 1943, he joined Westbank AG after completing his course of studies in business administration. He has held several of the bank’s management positions in Germany and abroad. His last position before retirement was in the Board of Trustees at the Vereins- und Westbank AG in Hamburg.
Wholesale and foreign trade businessman Joachim Spethmann is co-owner and former chairman of the board of Laurens Spethmann Holding. He now sits on its supervisory board. He holds the deputy chairmanship on the Jung Foundation for Science and Research Board of Trustees.
Dr. Christian Flach
Dr. Christian Flach, born in 1968, is a legal practitioner and also works in the energy industry, as founder Ernst Jung once did. He has held the office of chairman of the board of Marquard & Bahls AG in Hamburg since 2011. He is also chairman of the board of Außenhandelsverband für Mineralöl und Energie e.V.
Professor Dr. rer. nat. Hans-Ulrich Moritz
Professor Dr. rer. nat. Hans-Ulrich Moritz holds a chair at the Institute of Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry at the University of Hamburg. Born in Berlin in 1952, Professor Moritz is not only a chemist, but also holds a degree in business administration. Professor Moritz supports the exchange of information between the Board of Trustees and Scientific Advisory Board as representative of a non-medical discipline. He is thus a member of both committees.
Scientific Advisory Board
The Scientific Advisory Board is made up of medical scientists in Germany and abroad. It is a long-standing tradition that it also consists of former awardees at all times.
Professor Dr. rer. nat. Reinhard Jahn
The Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board is Professor Dr. rer. nat. Reinhard Jahn. He is a biologist and director of the Neurobiology Department at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen and honorary professor at the University of Göttingen. His work focuses on protein research, especially in the field of neurotransmitters. Professor Jahn was awarded with the Ernst Jung Prize for Medicine in 2006.
Professor Dr. med. Christian Büchel
Professor Dr. med. Christian Büchel is deputy chairmanship of the Jung Foundation. He is Director of the Institute for Systemic Neurosciences at the University Hospital of Hamburg-Eppendorf. His research activities deal with the functions of the human brain, especially with learning and memory in connection with emotions. Professor Büchel was awarded with the Ernst Jung Prize for Medicine in 2011.
Professor Dr. med. Roland Martin
Professor Dr. med. Roland Martin works at the Clinic for Neurology at the University Hospital Zurich, where he is head of neuroimmunology and MS research. His work in restoring the immune system tolerance of MS patients sets new standards in personalised treatment.
Professor Dr. rer. nat. Hans-Ulrich Moritz
Professor Dr. rer. nat. Hans-Ulrich Moritz works at the Institute of Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry at the University of Hamburg and organises the exchange of information between the Board of Trustees and the Scientific Advisory Board, making him a member of both committees. His special attention to promoting the quality of science is a major aspect of his professional work as well as his voluntary position with the Foundation.
Professor Dr. med. F. Ulrich Hartl
Professor Dr. med. F. Ulrich Hartl is director of the Cellular Biochemistry Department at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Munich-Martinsried. Born in Essen in 1957, the fields of research he focuses on include neurodegenerative diseases. He was an Ernst Jung awardee in 2005, together with Ernst Hafen.
Professor Dr. rer. nat. Ruth Lehmann
Professor Ruth Lehmann, PhD, is a Laura und Isaac Perlmutter Professor and Chairwoman of the Department of Cell Biology as well as Director of the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine. Furthermore, she is working as an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Her work focuses on Developmental Biology, Stem Cell Biology in particular.
The Management organises all the foundation’s administration and is situated in the foundation’s own building on Hamburg’s Elbchaussee.