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Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board supervises the lawfulness, expedience and economic efficiency of management. It makes decisions on important research-related and financial issues of the company.

The members of the Supervisory Board are:

Ministerialdirektor Dr. Karl Eugen Huthmacher (Chairman)
Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Staatssekretär Dr. Thomas Grünewald (Vice-Chairman)
Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Dr.-Ing. Manfred Bayerlein

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Beisiegel
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Berens
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

MinDirig Berthold Goeke
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUD)

MinDirig Dr. Frank Heidrich
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Staatssekretär Peter Knitsch
Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Agriculture, Nature Conservation and Consumer Protection of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Dr. Arnd Jürgen Kuhn
Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institute of Bio-and Geosciences

Prof. Dr. Uwe Pietrzyk
Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institute of Neurosciences and Medicine

Dr. Heike Riel
IBM Research - Zurich

MinDir’in Dr. Beatrix Vierkorn-Rudolph
Federal Ministry of Education and Research