Team member CV

Eicke Latz, MD PhD

Principle Investigator

Eicke Latz Lab

+49 228 287 51223

Bio Summary

Eicke Latz studied medicine in Göttingen and Berlin and worked as an intensive care physician at the Charité Hospital in Berlin. Starting 2000 he received post-doctoral training at Boston University and UMass Medical School, where he joined the UMass faculty in 2006. In 2010 he returned to Germany and founded the Institute of Innate Immunity at the University of Bonn. His laboratory focuses on identifying the most proximal mechanisms of innate immune activation involved in mediating chronic inflammatory diseases. Using systems approaches that decipher how lifestyle-associated factors trigger and maintain chronic inflammation and disease development, his lab uncovers novel therapeutic targets. Eicke has co-founded IFM Therapeutics, DiosCure Therapeutics and a 'Stealth' biotech which translate discoveries into novel therapeutics. He is a highly cited scientist in immunology yearly since 2014, and he has received prestigious awards, such as the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize in 2018.

Hobbies

Mountain-Biking,
Windsurfing

Curriculum vitae

Basics

born on August 11th

born on August 11th, 1970 in Wiesbaden, Germany
married to Catharina Latz, MD (Ophthalmologic Surgeon)
four daughters

Academic appointments

2009 - date
Professor of Medicine (W3), Founder and Director of the Institute of Innate Immunity, University of Bonn, Germany
2011 - date
Leader, Cooperation Unit Innate Immunity in Neurodegeneration, German Center for Neurodegeneration (DZNE), Bonn, Germany
2008 - date
Professor II, Centre of Molecular Inflammation Research (CEMIR), Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
2014 - date
Professor of Medicine, UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA

Roles in Biotech spinout companies 

2020 - date
Co-Founder and Board Member, Dioscure SE, Bonn, Germany
2020 - date
Co-Founder, Chairman SAB, Board Member, Stealth Biotech, Hollywood, CA, USA
2016 - date
Co-Founder and Consultant, IFM Therapeutics Inc, Boston, MA, USA and IFM GmbH, Bonn, Germany

Education, Positions

Since 2014
Professor of Medicine, UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
2006 - 2013 
Assistant Professor of Medicine, UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
2003 - 2006
Assistant Research Professor of Medicine, UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
2002 - 2003
Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Infectious Disease, UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
2001 - 2002
Postdoctoral Fellow, Evans Biomedical Research Center, Golenbock Laboratory, Boston University, School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
1999 - 2001
Research Fellow, Molecular Sepsis Research Laboratories (Head Prof. Schumann), Institute of Microbiology, Charité University Hospital, Humboldt-University of Berlin
1998 - 2000
Internship and Residency (Intensive Care) Department of Surgery and Surgical Oncology, Charité University Hospital, Humboldt-University of Berlin
1995 - 2000
US Medical License Examinations I, II, III, Educational Commision for Foreign Medical Graduates
1998
German license to practice medicine, Landesamt Gesundheit und Soziales, Berlin, Germany
1998
Visiting Scientist, Department of Lipid Biochemistry, Department of Lipid Biochemistry (Head Sam Wright), Merck Research Laboratories, Rahway, NJ, USA
1994-1998
Doctoral Student, Molecular Sepsis Research Laboratories(Head Prof. Schumann), Institute of Microbiology, Charité University Hospital, Humboldt-University of Berlin
1998
Internship, Intensive Care Medicine, Université de Paris VII, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, France
1998
Internship, Department of Vascular Surgery, Albert-Einstein College, School of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, New York, USA 
1997
Internship, Department of Medicine, Boston University, School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
1996
Internship, Tropical Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Malawi, Africa
1993 - 1998 
Studies of Medicine, Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
1991 - 1993
Studies of Medicine, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany

Prizes, Awards

2019
Xconomy Award for IFM Therapeutics
2018
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preis 2017
2016
Elected as member to the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina)
2014-20
Highly Cited Researcher in Immunology
2014-20
Listed in the ‘World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds’ (Thomson Reuters)
2014
Kavli Fellow of the United States National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
2014
ERC Consolidator Grant
2011
GlaxoSmithKline Clinical Science Award
2009
‘NRW Schwerpunktprofessur’ for the establishment of the Institute of Innate Immunity
2010
Founder and Co-Director of the International Innate Immunity Consortium
2009
Dana Foundation Award
2007
Award for establishing the UMassNanoMed Institute
2004
Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS) Award
2001
Postdoctoral Training Grant of the German Academic Exchange Program (DAAD)
2000
Scholarship of the Japanese Society for Endoscopy
2000
Award of the Japanese Society of Surgery, Tokyo National Cancer Center
1999
Award of the Monika Kutzner Stiftung

Conference organization

3rd Immuno-Metabolic Mechanisms of Atherosclerosis Conference
Mexico, 2022
2nd Immuno-Metabolic Mechanisms of Atherosclerosis Conference
Nassau, The Bahamas, 2020
Keystone Meeting
Myeloid cells, Killarney, Ireland, 2016
Innate Memory Conference, Wellcome Trust Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences
Cambridge, UK, 2017
Innate Memory Conference , Wellcome Trust Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences
Cambridge, UK, 2014
Toll2018
Porto, Portugal, June 2018
Toll2015 
Marbella, Spain, October 2015
Toll2011  
Riva del Garda, Italy, May 2011, UMass Medical School with the University of Verona
Toll2008
Cascais/Lisbon, Portugal, September 2008 with the Gulbenkian Institute
Toll2006
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, March 2006 with the Brazilian Society of Immunology
Toll2004
Taormina, Sicily, Italy, May 2004 co-hosted with the University of Messina

Academic laboratory addresses

Institute of Innate Immunity
University of Bonn, Campus Venusberg 1, 53127 Bonn, Germany          
eicke.latz@uni-bonn.de
www.iii.uni-bonn.de

German Center of Neurodegenerative Diseases 
Innate Immunity in Neurodegeneration Unit
DZNE, Campus Venusberg 1, 53127 Bonn, Germany
eicke.latz@dzne.de
www.dzne.de

Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunology
UMass Medical School, 364 Plantation St, LRB 360A, 
Worcester, MA 01605, USA
+ 1 508 856 5889
eicke.latz@umassmed.edu
www.umassmed.edu


Centre for Molecular Inflammation Research
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU
Centre of Molecular Inflammation Research (CEMIR)
7491 Trondheim, Norway
+ 47 7282 5337
www.ntnu.edu

Biotech spinout company laboratory addresses

IFM Therapeutics
Headquarters: 855 Boylston St, 02116 Boston, MA, USA
Laboratories: IFM GmbH, Life & Brain Incubator, Campus Venusberg 1, 53127 Bonn, Germany
www.ifmthera.com


Stealth Biotech
Headquarters: Hollywood, CA, USA
Laboratories: Biomedical Center 2, Campus Venusberg 1, 53127 Bonn, Germany


Dioscure SE
Mail address: Sirius Business Park Bonn Endenich, Siemensstraße 10, 53121 Bonn, Germany
www.dioscure.com