Prof. Dr. med. habil. Georg Lüers

Head of Department Human Medicine
Study Director Preclinic
Professor for Anatomy/Biology

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After studying medicine in Heidelberg, Georg Lüers began working as a doctor in the UK. Later, he gained further practical experience in the context of continuing education in internal medicine and pathology. He received his doctorate from the Anatomical Institute of the University of Heidelberg and was a fellow of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) from 1994 to 1997. In 2001 he qualified as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Bonn, where he received the Venia legendi for anatomy. During his subsequent work as a private teacher at the Anatomical Institute of the University of Marburg, he was appointed Associate Professor in 2008 and was a scholarship holder of the Chihiro and Kiyoko Yokochi Fund/Ichiro Kanehara Foundation for a research stay in Kofu in Japan. Parallel to this, he also studied higher education didactics at the University of Heidelberg and obtained the Master of Medical Education in 2007. In 2011 he accepted a professorship for anatomy at the University of Hamburg. Since October 2019, Georg Lüers has been Professor of Anatomy and Biology at the Medical School Hamburg.

Teaching Activities

Georg Lüers has been teaching anatomy for more than twenty years to students of human and dental medicine as well as human biologists and molecular life sciences. With his Master of Medical Education (MME) he is committed to continuous quality improvement in teaching and the development of medical curricula. Based on experience with the heterogeneity of oral exams, he developed a research project to analyze and improve the quality of oral exams. For this work, he was awarded a »Senior Fellowship for Excellence in University Teaching« in 2015 by the Stifterverband der Deutschen Wissenschaften. In 2017, he was elected a »Teacher of the Year« by students from the University of Hamburg (UKE).

Research nterests

The long-term research interests of Georg Lüers are the biogenesis and function of peroxisomes. These are cell organelles that play an important role in intracellular lipid metabolism and in the metabolism of reactive oxygen compounds. As part of his research, he has studied the import of peroxisomal proteins and characterized the peroxisomal proteome. In recent years, he has researched the significance of these cell organelles for germ cell maturation and fertility in the clinical research group »Male factor infertility due to impaired spermatogenesis (KFO181)« of the German Research Foundation (DFG).


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