Institute of Virology Charité: Detlev H. Krüger

Prof. Dr. med. Detlev H. Krüger

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Chariteplatz 1
10117 Berlin

Campus / internal address:
Rahel-Hirsch-Weg 3

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  • Hantaviruses as emerging viruses: Molecular epidemiology, evolution, virus-cell interactions, molecular pathogenesis, development of new diagnostic approaches 
  • Molecular mechanisms of reactivation and pathogenesis of virus infections in immunocompromised patients (human cytomegalovirus, hepatitis B virus) 
  • Molecular mode of action of DNA-recognizing enzymes (restriction endonucleases, DNA methyltransferases) and their use in molecular diagnostics

About 300 publications in scientific journals (PubMed), about 100 contributions to book editions in medical and molecular virology.

Vita Prof. Dr. med. Detlev H. Krüger

since 2017

Senior Professor for Virology, Charité – University Medicine Berlin

1989 - 2016
Ordinary Professor for Virology and Chair of the Institute of Virology, Charité – University Medicine Berlin


Research fellow, Dept. of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Johns Hopkins University Medical School, Baltimore, MD, USA
1982/83Research fellow, Dept. of Microbiology, University of Basel Biocenter, Switzerland
1981Habilitation in Virology and Molecular Genetics, Humboldt University, Berlin
1976Dissertation, M.D., Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

Functions / offices




Rudolf Virchow Prize for Medical Research, Berlin


Carl Correns Medal, The Biological Society, Berlin


Scientific network coordinator, International consortium „Significance of genetic variants of hepatitis B and C viruses“ founded by the European Commission


Scientific network coordinator, International consortium „Bivalent hantavirus vaccine for Europe“ founded by the European Commission


Chief of the German National Consultation Laboratory for Hantaviruses

since 2001

Member of the Executive Committee, International Society for Hantaviruses and Hantavirus Diseases


Member of the Advisory Committee, Society for Virology (Gesellschaft für Virologie)


Member and (since 2006) Deputy Chairman of the Scientific Board, Paul Ehrlich Institute (Federal Institute for Sera and Biomedicines), Germany


Deputy Member of the Advisory Board, German Federal Ministry for Public Health


Member of the Executive Board and Treasurer, Society of Virology (Gesellschaft für Virologie)

since 2010

Member, Leibniz Society for Sciences (Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften)

since 2012

Editor-in-Chief “Virus Genes”, SPRINGER-NATURE Publ., New York, USA

since 2012

National Representative (Germany), International Committee for the Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV)

since 2014

Vice President, Berlin Medical Society (Berliner Medizinische Gesellschaft)