Heiko Lickert

Dr. rer. nat.

1998 …2024

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Scientific Career

Prof. Lickert is a full professor and holds the Chair of ß-Cell Biology at TUM School of Medicine. He is also director of the Institute of Diabetes and Regeneration Research (IDR) and adjunct professor at the Institute of Stem Cell Research (ISF) at Helmholtz Zentrum München. He is on the executive committee of the Helmholtz Diabetes Center (HDC) and TUMCells GMP Facility and on the research coordination board of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD).

He obtained his PhD from the University of Freiburg and Max Planck Institute in Freiburg. His postdoctoral studies were carried out at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada. He is an expert on organ development and tissue homeostasis with emphasis on endocrine lineage formation in the gut and pancreas, insulin-producing ß-cell development, regeneration and replacement, as well as metabolic signaling and stem cell-based drug screening. His work has been funded by the European Research Council (ERC), a prestigious Emmy-Noether fellowship of the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Helmholtz Association and the European Union.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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