according to the following German regulations: § 6 TDG, § 10 MDStV


Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung GmbH (Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research)
Inhoffenstraße 7
38124 Braunschweig
Telefon: 0531 6181-0
Telefax: 0531 6181-2655

Legal Form

The Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research is a Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (GmbH), which is similar to a limited liability company.

Commercial Register Braunschweig, Germany
Registration Number: HRB 477
Register court: Amtsgericht Braunschweig

Persons authorised to represent

Prof Josef  Penninger, Executive director
Christian Scherf, Administrative Director
(address like above)

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board advises, monitors and supervises the Management Board and is directly involved in decisions that are of fundamental importance to the company.

Members of the Supervisory Board

Value Added Tax Identification Number (according to § 27 a UStG):

DE 114815244

Responsible for site content:

Responsible for journalistic-editorial contents in the sense of § 55 II RStV:

Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung GmbH (Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research)
Susanne Thiele (Press spokeswoman)
Inhoffentraße 7
38124 Braunschweig
Telefon: +49 531 6181- 0

Information security

The central contact person for criminal investigation authorities (public prosecutor's office, police, Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution) on information security and IT security issues is the HZI's Information Security Officer:

Tel.: +49 151 52726191

Corporate Governance:

The Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research GmbH submits to the "Public Corporate Governance Code (PCGC)" of the federal government according to the memorandum of association. The Code recommends that the management and the supervisory board reports on the Company's corporate governance (Corporate Governance Report) on an annual basis. The report refers to the PCGK as constituted on 30th of June 2009. Management and Supervisory Board declare that the recommendations of the Code are being complied essentially and will, deviations are explained in the respective report.

The Management Board and Supervisory Board declare that the Federal Public Corporate Governance Code as amended on 30 June 2009 has been complied with with reasonable deviations from the prescribed recommendations.

Annual Financial Statement

Reports on the Annual Financial Statement (German)


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