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Institute of Virology

CURRICULUM VITAE

Otto Haller, M.D.

Institute of Virology,

Medical Center - University of Freiburg
Hermann-Herder-Str. 11            
79104 Freiburg, Germany
+ 49 (761) 203-6534

otto.haller@uniklinik-freiburg.de

Personal Data

Name:
First name:
Date of Birth:      
Nationality:
Marital status:
Haller
Otto Albrecht
April 21, 1945
Swiss
married, 2 children

Positions

1972 Degree of M.D., University of Zürich; US ECFMG
Qualification Certificate No. 175 024 9
1972 - 1975         Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Medical Microbiology, University of Zürich, Switzerland (Prof. J. Lindenmann)
1975 - 1977         Research Associate at the Department of Immunology, Biomedical Center, University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden (Prof. H. Wigzell)
1977 - 1982         Tenured Research Associate (Oberassistent) at the Institute for Immunology and Virology, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland (Prof. J. Lindenmann)
1982 - 1983         Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Virology, The Rockefeller University, New York, N.Y., USA (Prof. P.W. Choppin))
1983 - 1989         Associate Professor of Virology at the University of Zürich, Zürich Switzerland
1989 - 2012      Full Professor and Director of the Department of Virology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany.

Honors, Awards and Scholarships

1975          Fellowship by the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences
1977          Research Award of the Swiss Society for Microbiology
1977          Swiss Cancer Prize
1985          Latsis Prize of the Swiss National Science Foundation
1996          Aronson Research Award of the Land Berlin
1998          Milstein Award of the International Society for Interferon and Cytokine Research
1998          Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
2000          Visiting Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA
2009          Award for Excellence in Teaching of the University of Freiburg
2009          Honorary Member of the European Society for Clinical Virology (ESCV)
2013         

Honorary Lifetime Member of the International Cytokine and Interferon Society (ICIS)

 

2018 Loeffler-Frosch Medal of the Society for Virology

Appointments (selected)

2009 - 2013      President of the European Society for Virology (ESV)
2009 Founding Member, European Academy of Microbiology (EAM)
2006 - 2015     Member of the Board of Directors (Spitalrat), University Hospital Zurich
2006 - 2007      President, International Society for Interferon and Cytokine Research (ISICR)
2007 - 2013      Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Institute of Medical Microbiology, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
2010 - 2016     Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Institut Pasteur of Shanghai, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China
2004 - 2009      Member, Orthomyxoviridae Study Group of the International Committee on the Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV)
1999 - 2010      Delegate, Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS)
1995 - 2010      Member of the Scientific Council of the Robert-Koch-Stiftung
1989 - 2009     Delegate, Virology Division, International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS)
1999 - 2006      Vice President, European Society for Clinical Virology (ESCV).
1997 - 2005      Member, Advisory Board of FLI, Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, Insel Riems/Tuebingen, Germany
1997 - 2000      Vice Medical Director of the University Hospital Freiburg
1996 - 1999      President of the German Society for Virology (Gesellschaft für Virologie [GfV] )
1994 - 2001      Member, Advisory Board Heinrich Pette Institute, Hamburg
1994 - 1995      Dean of the Medical Faculty of the University of Freiburg
1992 - 2000      Elected reviewer of the German Research Foundation (DFG) for Medical Microbiology, Virology, Immunology and Hygiene.
1989 - 1996      Member, Advisory Board Max Planck Institute for Immunbiology, Freiburg
1989 - 1994      Member, Board of Directors of the Swiss Society for Microbiology

Editorial Board Member

The Journal of Biological Chemistry (2003 - 2008)
The Journal of Virology (2006 - 2011)
Virology (2004 - present)
The Journal of General Virology (1995 - 1999; 2004 - 2010)
Journal of Clinical Virology (2001 - present)
Antiviral Research (1985 - present)
Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research (1998 - 2012)
Microbial Pathogenesis (1991 - 2012)
Journal of Biological Regulators & Homeostatic Agents (1995 - present)
Journal of Microbes and Infections (2009 - present)
The new microbiologica (2002 - present)
International Journal of Microbiology, Virology, Parasitology and Infectious Diseases (Zbl. Bakt.) (1990 – 1998)
Archives of Virology (1983 – 1990)
Journal of Interferon Research (1979 - 1992)

Research Focus

Virus-host cell interactions and innate immunity

International Scientific Organizations/Conferences

Coordinator EU-Consortium FLUINNATE (FP6-2005-SSP5B INFLUENZA) Innate Immunity in Influenza Virus Infection of Mammalian Airways (2007 - 2009)

Convenor (together with Bernhard Fleckenstein) Third European Congress of Virology 2007

Coorganizer (together with S.H.E. Kaufmann) of the Leopoldina Symposium "Evolution of Antiviral and Antibacterial Defense", Berlin, September 4 - 6, 2008

Coorganizer (together with Georg Kochs, Peter Staeheli, Martin Schwemmle) of the 5th Orthomyxovirus Research Conference, Freiburg, Germany, September 9-12, 2009

Chair, organizing committee, Annual Meeting of the Society for Virology (GfV), Freiburg, Germany, March 23 - 26, 2011

Coorganizer (together with Peter Staeheli) of CYTOKINES 2015, the Annual Meeting of the International Cytokine and Interferon Society (ICIS), Bamberg, Germany, October 11-14, 2015

 

Guest Professorships

Guest Lecturer: Institut Pasteur, Paris
„Cours de Virologie Générale“ (Masters M2)
(1988 – present)

Guest Lecturer: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich (ETHZ)
Lectures on general virology (part of the teaching program in general microbiology)
(1989 – 1992)

Textbooks

Kayser, F. H., Böttger, E. C., Zinkernagel, M., Haller, O., Eckert, J., Deplazes , P.:
Medizinische Mikrobiologie
Thieme Verlag Stuttgart (2005; 2010; 2014)
Fritz Kayser, Erik C. Böttger, Rolf M. Zinkernagel, Otto Haller, Joahnnes Ecker, Peter Desplazes:
Microbiologie médicale
Flammarion Médecine-Sciences, Paris (2008)
Mertens, Th., Haller, O., Klenk, H.-D.:
Diagnostik und Therapie von Viruskrankheiten. Leitlinien der Gesellschaft für Virologie, München:
Elsevier Urban & Schwarzenberg, 2. Auflage (2004)
Doerr, HW., Gerlich, WH
Medizinische Virologie, Kapitel 5: Angeborene Immunabwehr
Thieme-Verlag Stuttgart, 2. Auflage (2010)

Institute of Virology

Hermann-Herder-Strasse 11
D-79104 Freiburg

Head

Prof. Dr. med. Hartmut Hengel
hartmut.hengel@uniklinik-freiburg.de

Secretary: Kristina Gendrisch         
Phone: 0761 203-6534
Fax: 0761 203-6626
E-Mail: kristina.gendrisch@uniklinik-freiburg.de

Administration: Gudrun Simpson
Phone: 0761 203-6511
Fax: 0761 203-6562
E-Mail: gudrun.simpson@uniklinik-freiburg.de

Reception Area: Jutta Schneeberger
Phone: 0761 203-6510
Fax: 0761 203-6562
E-Mail:  jutta.schneeberger@uniklinik-freiburg.de