Prof. Dr. med. Joachim Thiery
Head of the Institute of Laboratory Medicine (University of Leipzig)
Joachim Thiery is a specialist in laboratory medicine. He heads the Institute of Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics at the University of Leipzig. He is a leading scientist in German laboratory medicine.
Joachim Thiery studied human medicine in Heidelberg, and worked in the Department of Clinical Chemistry at the University of Göttingen and at LMU Munich University Hospital Großhadern, where he habilitated in 1995.
From 1995 to 1996, Joachim Thiery was visiting scientist at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, UCSF San Francisco. Since 2000, Prof. Thiery is director of the Institute of Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics at University of Leipzig. In 2011 he graduated as Master of Business Administration (MBA/ Health Economics) at the University of Bayreuth.
From 2008 to 2013 Joachim Thiery was Dean of the Medical Faculty of the University of Leipzig and he was President of the German Society for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine from 2012 to 2013.
The research interest of Prof. Thiery lies on lipid metabolism and pathophysiology of lipids in cardiovascular disease, in particular in atherosclerosis. He was instrumental in establishing the “Leipzig Research Center for Civilization Diseases” (LIFE), a major research project of the University of Leipzig, which investigates the causes of common diseases like myocardial infarction, vascular disease, diabetes mellitus and obesity, depression and dementia, head and neck tumors, allergies and metabolic disorders and inflammation of the pancreas.
Prof. Thiery has published more than 250 scientific papers and review articles.
Joachim Thiery is located at the Institute of Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics at the University of Leipzig (Liebigstr. 27, 04103 Leipzig, Germany)