Torsten Pietsch

Academic Achievements

  • 1981 – 1987     Study of Chemistry and Medicine, University and Medical School Hannover
  • 1985 – 1987     Doctoral thesis, Hannover Medical School, Dept. of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Approbation November 1987, December 1987 Promotion (Dr. med.)
  • 1988 – 1992     Postdoctoral Fellow, Hannover Medical School, Dept. of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
  • 1989 – 1991     Research Fellow of the Preuss Foundation for Brain Tumor Research
  • 1993 – 1998     Resident and Project Director, Department of Neuropathology, University of Bonn Medical Center (Sept. 1998, Board Certification for Neuropathology (Facharzt)
  • 1995                Habilitation in Molecular Neuropathology
  • 1996 – 2004     Registrar and Professor, Department of Neuropathology, University of Bonn
  • since 2004      Director of the Brain Tumor Reference Center of the German Society of Neuropathology and Neuroanatomy (DGNN)
  • since 2005       Full Professor for Neuropathology (W3, tenured) and Chairman of the Department of Neuropathology, University of Bonn
  • 2010 – 2014     Managing Director of the Center of Pathology, Univ. Bonn Medical Center
  • since 2012    Member, Senate of the University Bonn; 2015-2018, Chairman of the Senate

Awards

  • 1984                Medical School: Scholarship of the Fritz-ter-Meer Foundation, Leverkusen, Germany
  • 1989                Research Scholarship of the Preuss Foundation for Brain Tumor Research
  • 1991                Supporting award  of the German Society of Pediatric Oncology (GPOH)
  • 1998                Bennigsen-Foerder Prize for Medicine of the State of Northrhine-Westphalia

Research interests

Neuropathology, genetics and biology of brain tumors and liver tumors of childhood; Identification and validation of prognostic and predictive biomarkers in brain tumors; Developmental control pathways in cancer development.

Publications

> 400 peer-reviewed articles, 26 case reports and communications, 15 reviews, 33 book chapters and congress supplements, H index: 82