Management Board of the Department

The department members elect a management board for their organisation which manages the department. The management board contributes to decisions about obtaining membership and is in charge of the conceptual development of the department and the activity planning. It comments on research applications and current topics and agrees upon strategies with the scientific board, which advises regarding strategic department development issues. The department’s management board comprises of up to seven department members. The board will be elected by the general assembly for two years each. The members of the management board shall represent the department’s range of subjects.

Scientific Advisory Board of the Department

Every Management Board of the department is supplemented by a Scientific Advisory Board. The Scientific Advisory Board comprises of three persons minimum. They are appointed upon proposal of the department’s management board by the Rector of the University of Rostock. The term of office of the members is four years. The members are internationally renowned scientists from the department’s science fields as well as economic players. The Scientific Advisory Board advises the Management Board regarding all significant scientific questions, particularly those related to long-term research and development planning.

The Management Board of the department Life, Light and Matter recommended to appoint the following internationally renowned scientists which were appointed by the rector with effect 1 October 2010 for a first term of office 2010 to 2014. We are pleased to announce that all three Advisory Board Members confirmed to contribute to the Advisory Board for a second term of office. The Rector of the University of Rostock, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schareck, appointed all previous Advisory Board members for another four year period on 1 October 2014.

Head of the Department

Prof. Dr. Stefan Teipel 

Tel.: 0381 - 494 9470
Fax: 0381 - 494 9472


Scientific coordinator

Antonia Kowe

Tel.: 0381 - 494 9474
Fax: 0381 - 494 9472


Scientific Advisory Board

Dr.-Ing. Jan Alexandersson                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence

Prof. Dr. rer.nat. Dr. h.c. Konrad Beyreuther                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Professor for Molecular Biology (emeritus), Centre for Molecular Biology at the Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg, Director of the Network for Gerontology

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. mult., Dr. E.h., Hon. Prof. mult. José Luis Encarnação                                                                                                                                                            Professor for Computer Science (emeritus), field Interactive Graphics Research, TU Darmstadt

Prof. Dr. Urs Granacher                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Head of Division of Training and Movement Science, Faculty of Human Science, University of Potsdam

Prof. Dr. phil. Mike Martin                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Professor of Gerontopsychology, Psychological Institute - Gerontopsychology and Gerontology, University of Zurich, Director of the Center for Gerontology, University of Zurich