Since January 2008, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Benjamin Kaupp is responsible for the scientific management of caesar.
Prof. Kaupp studied Chemistry at the Universities of Tübingen and Berlin. He received his PhD at the Max-Volmer-Institute of the Technical University Berlin and did his "Habilitation" in Biophysics at the University of Osnabrück in 1983. From 1988 to 2007, Kaupp was Director at the Institute of Neuroscience and Biophysics (INB) of the Research Centre Jülich. Kaupp serves on several scientific boards and is closely affiliated with the Max Planck Society. He was member of the Senate's Committee for Collaborative Research Centres of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Heisenberg Committee. He is a Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society and member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. Kaupp is Professor for Biophysical Chemistry at the University of Cologne since 1988 and Professor for Molecular Neurobiology at the University of Bonn since 2008. Kaupp`s research priorities lie in the fields of Sensory Systems, Molecular Neurobiology, Chemotaxis, Ion Channels, and Membrane Receptors. His fundamental research results have found their way into many textbooks.
Secretary: Heike Krause
Since November, 1st 2009, Ms. Gertrud Bilski is the administrative manager of caesar and has thus taken over the position of the administrative director of the board.
After having gained professional experience in learnt medical-technical and commercial professions, Ms. Bilski studied business management at the University of Bonn. Upon successful completion of her studies she worked for several years as commercial director in a start-up company of the medical devices sector. Since 2003, Bilski worked as head of administration at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy with its branch office in Effelsberg.
Secretary: Robert Schleuter