Heinz Höfler


1977 …2017

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Professor Höfler (b. 1949) has been director of TUM’s Institute of General Pathology and Pathological Anatomy and director of the Institute of Pathology of the Helmholtz Center in Neuherberg since 1989.

For many years Professor Höfler was a member of TUM’s Academic Senate, dean of TUM’s Faculty of Medicine and chairman of the Science and Technology Council of GSF (German Research Center for Environmental Health). He is currently a member of the scientific advisory councils of a number of different foundations and advises the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German Cancer Aid organization (Deutsche Krebshilfe). He was also president of the German Society of Pathology and of the Society of Histochemistry and editor-in-chief of the scientific journal “Virchows Archiv”.

Since 2000 Professor Höfler has been deputy chair of the Sector Committee on Pathology of DAP (German Accreditation System for Testing). In this role he is responsible for the certification standards and processes in pathological institutes.

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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