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Professor Lutz Gissmann
Professor of Virology

Department of Botany and Microbiology

College of Science

King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum

Im Neuenheimer Feld 242

69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Telephone: +49-6221-42-4603

Fax Number: +49-6221-42-4932




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1982 Habilitation and Venia Legendi University of Freiburg, Germany Virology
1977 Ph.D.(Dr.rer.nat.) University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany Microbiology and Genetics
1974 Diplombiologe University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany Biology



2008- Honory Professor King Saud University Riyadh Saaudi Arabia
1998-1999 Vice President of Research and Development MediGene AG Martinsried Germany
1997 Adjunct Professor Loyola University, Department of Microbiology and Immunology Maywood, IL United States
1994 Adjunct Professor Instituto Politecnico Nacional Mexico City Mexico
1993-1997 Full Professor Loyola University Chicago, IL United States
1993-1997 Director of Research Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Chicago, IL United States
1993-1997 Leader, Program "Viral Oncology" Loyola University Medical Center, Cancer Center Chicago, IL United States
1991-1993 Chairman, Program "Applied Tumor Virology" German Cancer Research Center Heidelberg Germany
1986-1989 Guest Professor University of Western Australia Perth, WA Australia
1986 Full Professor University of Heidelberg, Biologische Fakultat Heidelberg Germany
1983-Present Head German Cancer Research Center, Division "Genome Modifications and Carcinogenesis" Heidelberg Germany
1982 Privatdozent University of Freiburg, Medizinische Fakultat Freiburg Germany
1977-1983 Post Doc and Assistant Professor University of Freiburg, Department of Virology Freiburg Germany


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Papillomavirus Infections and Cancer in Humans, Development of Virus-Specific Vaccines

Awards & Honours

1996 Honorary Member Argentine Society for Lower Genital Tract Pathology and Colposcopy
1992 Honorary Member Mexican Academy of Scientific Research
1989 Medal University of Tokyo, Medical Faculty
1987 Research Award German Society for Cytology
1986 Honorary Member Israelian Society for Colposcopy
1985 Meyenburg Award  
1984 Gerhard Domagk Award


 Further Information


1995 Antiviral Therapy Section Editor
1993 Intervirology Editor
1991 Acta Virologica Member, Editorial Board
1990 Journal of Investigative Dermatology Associate Editor
1989-2000 Archives of Virology Member, Advisory Board
1988-1993 Journal of General Virology Member, Editorial Board
1987-1989 BBA Reviews on Cancer Member, Editorial Board

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