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The host of this internet website is the Boehringer Ingelheim Stiftung, to be rendered in English as "Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation " and abbreviated as BIS.



Boehringer Ingelheim Stiftung

Schusterstr. 46–48
55116 Mainz

Tel.: +49 (0) 6131 / 27 50 8-0
Email: secretariat(at)


The Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation, a public foundation subject to German civil law and approved by the District Government of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, in 1977, is an independent, not-for-profit institution dedicated to the promotion of the medical, biological, chemical, and pharmaceutical sciences. The Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation is registered in Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany, and is listed in the foundation register of the Rhinelande-Palatinate ( The responsible supervisory authority is the Supervisory and Service Directorate of Rhineland-Palatinate in Trier.


Representatives and Organs of the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation

Executive Committee

The Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation is represented in legal and non-legal matters by at least two members of the Executive Committee. The current members of the Executive Committee are:

  • Christoph Boehringer – Ingelheim, Germany (Chairman)
  • Prof. Dr Franz-Ulrich Hartl – Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany
  • Dr Dr Michel Pairet – Member of the Shareholders' Committee, C.H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG, Ingelheim, Germany
  • Prof. Dr Jan-Michael Peters – Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna, Austria

Honorary Chairman of the Executive Committee 

  • Otto Boehringer – Mainz, Germany

Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board advises the Executive Committee in scientific matters. Its current members are:

  • Prof. Dr Ivan Dikic –  Institute of Biochemistry II, Goethe University Medical Faculty, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Dr. Dr. Michel Pairet, Member of the Shareholders' Committee, C.H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG, Ingelheim, Germany
  • Prof. Dr med. Britta Siegmund – Medical Department, Division of Gastroenterology, Infectiology und Rheumatology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany
  • Prof. Dr Herbert Waldmann – Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany

Managing Directors

The Managing Directors run the regular business of the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation.

  • Dr Stephan Formella
  • Marc Wittstock

Responsible for content

Dr Stephan Formella, Marc Wittstock


Dr Sabine Löwer, Kirsten Achenbach


ressourcenmangel GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany


baensch+weh Büro für digitale Medien, Stuttgart, Germany



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