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Distinguished Research Professor of Clinical Chemistry



Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Michael Oellerich
FAACC, FAMM, FFPath (RCPI),FRCPath


Michael Oellerich, MD, Hon MD, FAACC, FAMM, FFPath (RCPI), FRCPath, is a chemical pathologist and currently a Distinguished Research Professor at the Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University Medical Center (UMG) of the George-August-University Göttingen, Germany. From 2012 to 2017, he had an appointment as a Lower Saxony Distinguished Professor and he was chairman of the Department of Clinical Chemistry/Central Laboratory at UMG from 1991 to 2012. He received Fellowships of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath) in 2006, of the Faculty of Pathology of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland [FFPath (RCPI)] in 2006, of the AACC Academy (FAACC) of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry in 2012, and of the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia (FAMM) in 2014. Since 2013, he is a member of the Transplantation Advisory Board of Chronix Biomedical Inc., San Jose, CA, USA. From 1996 to 1998, he served as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and as the deputy of the chief executive for research and teaching on the executive board for the Medical Center and Faculty of Medicine (1999-2004). He was president of the International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology (IATDMCT) from 1997 to 1999, of the German Association for Laboratory Medicine (2001-2002), and of the German United Association for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (2003-2005). Subsequently, he was secretary-treasurer of the World Association of Societies of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (WASPaLM) (2005-2007), president (2009-2011), immediate past-president (2011-2013), and director Europe (2013-2017). Since 2016, he is Executive Secretary of the International Society of Enzymology and since 2017, Chief Research Officer of the Liquid Biopsy Center GmbH (LBC), Göttingen, Germany. From 1999 to 2010, he was a member of the Steering Committee of EUROLIFE, a network of European centers of excellence in life sciences. He served as External Examiner for the Second Professional Examination 2009/2010 of the Faculty of Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is an honorary member of the Romanian Society of Laboratory Medicine (Sibiu 2007), the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Arts (BASA) (Sofia 2012) and of IATDMCT (Salt Lake City, USA, 2013). He was Editor-in-Chief of the journal Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (2003-2018) and currently is Associate Editor of this journal. Guest Editorships include special issues of Clin Chim Acta (2012) and JALM (2020). He was Associate Editor of Clinical Biochemistry (1996-2007), and Associate Editor of Clinical Chemistry (2007-2013). He was on the Editorial Board of Clinical Chemistry (2002-2007; 2014-2016), and currently is on the Editorial Boards of Clinical Biochemistry (2015-) as well as of J Mol Clin Pathol, Folia Med, Turk J Pediatr Biochem, and Indian J Clin Biochem. He is member of the Advisory Boards of Ital J Lab Med and Braz J Pathol Lab Med. His current research interests are in the field of therapeutic drug monitoring, with particular focus on endogenous biomarkers to achieve personalized immunosuppression in transplantation (e.g. graft-derived circulating cell-free DNA), as well as ctDNA as a „liquid biopsy“ in cancer. Further topics included proteomics, and analytical techniques (e.g. LC-MS/MS). He has authored more than 470 publications (articles contributed to scientific journals, book chapters, books edited). He received the following awards: Ludolf-Krehl prize of the S.W. German Society for Internal Medicine in 1971, the IATDMCT Award, Cairns (Australia) 1999, the IATDMCT Charles Pippenger Award for Outstanding Contributions to Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Washington (USA) 2001, the 2002 Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists Travelling Lectureship Award, the Professor-Landbeck-Award of the Society for Thrombosis and Hemostasis Research, Hamburg (Germany) 2004, the Perth PathCentre Visiting Lectureship, Western Australia 2004, the WASPaLM Medal of Honor, Las Vegas (USA) 2011, the WASPaLM Gold Headed Cane, Quebec City (Canada) 2013, and the Sign of Honor, Professor Jordan Todoroff, of the BSCL, Sofia (Bulgaria) 2019.


May 13, 2020



Office
 
Assistant: Claudia Zimara
Tel.: +49 551 39 - 8562
Fax: +49 551 39 - 8551
Email: michael.oellerich@med.uni-goettingen.de
 
 
Medical Faculty (UMG) of the George-August University Göttingen
Department of Clinical Pharmacology
Kreuzbergring 36
D-37075 Göttingen
Germany


Curriculum VitaePublication ListInvited Lectures


Research

 

Research activities

Specific areas of research currently encompass therapeutic drug monitoring, pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenetics and pharmacodynamics with particular focus on molecular biomarkers to achieve personalized immunosuppression in transplantation (e.g. graft-derived circulating cell-free DNA) as well as genotype-directed cancer care using cfDNA; research recently published in the American Journal of Transplantation (Oellerich M et al, Absolute quantification of donor-derived cell-free DNA as a marker of rejection and graft injury in kidney transplantation: Results from a prospective observational study) was among the top 10% most downloaded papers in 2019. Further topics included proteomics and analytical techniques (e.g. LC-M/MS).


Funded projects


Research partners


Thomas Asendorf Dept. of Medical Statistics, University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany
Dr. rer.nat. Julia Beck Chronix Biomedical, Göttingen, Germany
Dr. Ortraud Beringer Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent
Prof. Dr. Klemens Budde Division of Nephrology and Internal Intensive Care Medicine, Hospital Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
PD Dr.med. Dr. rer.nat. Ingvild Birschmann Institute for Laboratory and Transfusion Medicine, Heart and Diabetes Center NRW, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Prof. Dr.med. Jürgen Brockmöller Dept. of Clinical Pharmacology, University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany
Prof. Dr.med. Martin Canis Dept. of Otolaryngology, Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich, Germany
Dr.med. Jan Fleischhauer Clinic for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart and Diabetes Center NRW, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Prof. Dr.sc.hum. Tim Friede Dept. of Medical Statistics, University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany
Prof. Dr.med. Jan Gummert Clinic for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart and Diabetes Center NRW, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Dr. med.dent. Philipp Kanzow Dept. of Preventive Dentistry, Periodontology and Cariology, University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany
Prof. Dr. Paul A. Keown, MD Dept. of Immunology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Prof. Dr.med. Martina Koch Clinic for General, Abdominal and Transplantation Surgery, University Medical Center Mainz, Germany
Dr. med. Michael Metz Gemeinschaftspraxis für Hämatologie und Onkologie Göttingen, Germany
Prof. Dr.med. L. Christian Rump Department of Internal Medicine / Nephrology, University Medical Center Düsseldorf, Germany
PD Dr.med. Markus Schirmer Clinic for Radiotherapy and Radiation Oncology, University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany
Prof. Dr.med. Ekkehard Schütz Chronix Biomedical, Göttingen, Germany
Karen Sherwood Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Prof. Dr.med. Vedat Schwenger Clinic for Kidney, Hypertension and Autoimmune Diseases, Katharinenhospital, Klinikum Stuttgart, Germany
Dr. med. Dr. b-g Maria Shipkova Synlab Holding Germany GmbH, Competence Center for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Medical Care Center, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany
PD Dr.med. Johannes Stegbauer Department of Internal Medicine / Nephrology, University Medical Center Düsseldorf, Germany
PD Dr. Richard Taubert, MD Dept. of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Hannover Medical School, Hanover, Germany
Prof. Dr. med. Burkhard Tönshoff University Children's Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
Prof. Dr.med. Lutz Trojan Dept. of Urology, University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany
Howard B. Urnovitz, PhD Chronix Biomedical, Göttingen, Germany
Prof. Philip D. Walson, MD Dept. of Clinical Pharmacology, University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany
Prof. Dr.med. Eberhard Wieland Synlab Holding Germany GmbH, Competence Center for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Medical Care Center, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany
Prof. George Yousef, MD, PhD Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children; Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Canada
- Partial list of current collaborating investigators -

 


Teaching

Clinical chemistry lectures, seminars


Events

ASCP Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, October 2011