David Ausserhofer MDC

Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC)

Thomas Sommer

Scientific Director (interim)

Thomas Sommer is interim Scientific Director of the MDC. The cell biologist researches protein quality control and holds a chair at HU Berlin. He is one of the founding coordinators of Berlin Research 50 and is on the board of the DZHK and EU-LIFE. He investigates scientific misconduct and is an expert reviewer for the DFG. He became a member of the EMBO in 2003, won the Science Prize of the German Technion Society in 2012, and has been a Visiting Professor at the Technion in Israel since 2017.