To create a unique platform for interdisciplinary research in autoimmunity, the support of committed individuals is essential in order to initiate and to guarantee the realization of future-oriented research and development projects. Therefore, the AESKU.KIPP INSTUTUTE will be supported by an active advisory council of experts in autoimmunity committed o the aims of the institute.

The scientific advisory council is to advise the association and the institute on the content and orientation of the research projects. At the same time it will also establish contact to international research groups, assisting the association and institute in the initiation and coordination of new projects. The council will be elected for a period of three years by the members’ assembly of the AIRA association, following proposals by the chair.

Members of the scientific advisory Board

Ten international experts in autoimmunity support the AESKU.KIPP INSTITUTE actively.


Yehuda ShoenfeldYehuda Shoenfeld
MD. FRCP(Hon.)University of Tel Aviv, Israel

noel roseNoel R. Rose, M.D. Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Baltimore, USA

helmkeProf. Dr. Klaus Helmke
Munich-Bogenhausen Hospital, Germany

schmidtProf. Dr. Reinhold E. Schmidt
Hanover Medical University, Germany

gershwinM. Eric Gershwin
M.D., University of California at Davis, USA

guilevinLoïc Guillevin
PU-PH, Hôpital Cochin, Université Paris Descartes, France

steinProf. Dr. Dr. Jürgen Stein
University of Frankfurt, Germany

maeurerProf. Dr. Markus J. Maeurer
Smittskyddsinstitutet, Solna, Sweden

wiikAllan Wiik, M.D. DSc
Department of Autoimmunology, Statens Serum Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark

meroniProf. Pier Luigi Meroni
IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano,
Milano, Italy