Prof. Dr. Günther Weindl

Prof. Dr. Guenther Weindl
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Institute of Pharmacy


Freie Universität Berlin


Address Königin-Luise-Str. 2+4
Room 173
14195 Berlin
Telephone +49 30 838-54372
Fax +49 30 838-454372
Email Guenther.Weindl@fu-berlin.de

Professional experience

2016 - 2017  
since 2011 Professor of Pharmacology (W1), Institute of Pharmacy (Pharmacology and Toxicology), Freie Universität Berlin / Germany
2007 - 2011 Research Associate, Institute of Pharmacy (Pharmacology and Toxicology), Freie Universität Berlin / Germany
Supervisor: Prof. Monika Schäfer-Korting, PhD
2005 - 2007 Research Associate, Department of Dermatology, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen / Germany
Supervisor: Prof. Martin Schaller, MD



2003 - 2004 PhD thesis, Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich / Germany
Supervisor: Prof. Hans-Christian Korting, MD
Title: “Function of Toll-like receptors in oral Candida infections.“
2002 Licensed pharmacist in Germany
2001 - 2002 Pharmacy Trainee, Department of Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism, Bayer Research Center, Kyoto / Japan
2000 - 2001 Pharmacy Trainee, public pharmacy, Munich / Germany
1996 - 2000 School of Pharmacy, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich / Germany


Honours and awards (selected)

2013 Animal Welfare Research Award for Berlin-Brandenburg
2013 Award of the Berlin alliance of animal welfare policy
2011 Member of "Future Leaders in Dermatology" selected by the European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR) Academy
2008 Research Award 2008 of the Fondation Internationale La Roche-Posay
2008 Research Award 2008 of the Foundation of the German-Speaking Mycological Society
2008 Heinz Maurer Award 2008 for Research in Dermatology (donated by Sebapharma)
2003 - 2004 Doctoral scholarship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)


Professional service

2013 - 2017 Scientific Secretary of the CRC 1112 and Coordinator of the Integrated Research Training Group "Nanocarrier"
2011 - 2015 Member of the Joint Committee and the Management Committee of the doctoral studies program ´Biomedical Sciences´ at Dahlem Research School, Freie Universität Berlin
2010 - 2016 Project manager according to the Genetic Engineering Act at the Institute of Pharmacy, Freie Universität Berlin (S1 laboratory)
2010 - 2016 Radiation safety officer at the Institute of Pharmacy, Freie Universität Berlin
since 2009 Member of the scientific advisory board for the project "NanoLaseRelief: Integrating nanotechnologies for pain relief in laser treatment of vascular lesions" funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) in Portugal


Professional society memberships

German Pharmaceutical Society (DPhG)
European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR)
European Society of Toxicology In Vitro (ESTIV)
European Society for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EUSAAT)
German-Speaking Mycological Society (DMykG)
European Confederation of Medical Mycology (ECMM)


Undergraduate studies

1st and 2nd year ("Grundstudium")

Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology ("Grundlagen der Anatomie und Physiologie") (Lecture 3. Sem.)

Physiology ("Kursus der Physiologie") (Practical course 4. Sem.)

Toxicology of Additives and Hazardous Chemicals I ("Toxikologie der Hilfs- und Schadstoffe I") (Seminar 3. Sem.)


3rd and 4th year ("Hauptstudium")

Pharmacology and Toxicology Demonstration Course ("Pharmakologisch-toxikologischer Demonstrationskurs") (Seminar 5.Sem. / Practical course 6.Sem.)

Pharmacology and Toxicology ("Pharmakologie und Toxikologie") (Lecture 6.-8. Sem.)

Pharmakotherapy ("Pharmakotherapie") (Lecture 6.-8. Sem.)

Pharmakotherapy ("Pharmakotherapie") (Tutorial 8. Sem.)

Mandatory Course (in Pharmacology) ("Wahlpflichtfach")


Postgraduate studies ("Aufbaustudium")

Seminar for Postgraduate Students ("Seminar für Studierende im Aufbaustudium")

Tutorial for Independent Scientific Work ("Anleitung zu selbst. wiss. Arbeiten")

Data Club (facultative seminar) (Seminar for postgraduate students and staff, Pharmacology and Toxicology) (English)

Main research topics

  • Receptor-mediated regulation of inflammatory processes
  • Immunopharmacology
  • Reconstructed tissue models as alternative test systems

For a comprehensive list of recent publications, refer to PubMed.