We lay the foundations for non-commercial medical research.

The Institute for Clinical Research at the Semmelweis University, Campus Hamburg, or IKF for short, is a subsidiary of Asklepios Medical School GmbH and operates in the form of a non-profit organisation. The IKF is wholly financed by donations and research grants.
The IKF acts as a central interface between financial support and investigator-initiated and non-commercial medical research. Its mission is to support this area of medical development that is so important for our society. The IKF achieves this by identifying promising research projects and providing academic and organisational support and assistance, thereby ensuring that the appropriate funding is put to the best possible use for medical innovation.

An overview of our activities

    • Scientific coordination (institute-wide project management that brings the right experts together at the right time)
    • Controlling (ensures financial transparency for all involved parties at all times within the research projects)
    • Teaching coordination (assists and supports students at the AMS who are initiating or supporting their own research projects)
    • The IKF also works with organisations such as Asklepios proresearch – particularly on issues relating to contract management, applications for third-party funding and drawing up approvals and ethics committee opinions.
    • Scientific Advisory Board (consultancy relating in particular to the strategic scientific direction of study projects)

Support the IKF with your donation and help to promote research for the medicine of tomorrow.

Cooperation with the Semmelweis University (Budapest)

As part of their comprehensive medical education, students at Asklepios Campus Hamburg (ACH) can produce their graduate thesis or even their own research work while at the IKF. To this end, we work closely with our academic partners to ensure smooth, effective and focused research for students.

The team

Dr. Nele Gessler

PD. Dr. Sara Sheikhzadeh

Prof. Dr. Karl Oldhafer

Representative of the Rector of the Semmelweis University at the Asklepios Campus Hamburg // Head of the Department of Liver, Bile Duct and Pancreatic Surgery

Asklepios Klinik Barmbek, Asklepios Tumour Centre Hamburg

Prof. Dr. Stephan Willems

Head of the Department of Cardiology and Internal Medicine

Asklepios Klinik St. Georg

PD. Dr. Marc Axel Wollmer

Head of the Department of Gerontopsychiatry

Asklepios Klinik Nord – Ochsenzoll

Prof. Dr. Dr. Friedrich Grimminger

Director of the Department of Oncology, Haematology, Palliative and Visceral Medicine, Chair of the University Tumour Centre and the Giessen Lung Centre UKGM – University Hospital of Giessen

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Behr

Director of the Medizinische Klinik and Poliklinik V Medical Centre of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Asklepios Fachkliniken München Gauting, Comprehensive Pneumology Center Munich (CPC-M), member of the German Centre for Lung Research

Prof. Dr. Horst K. Hahn

Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine MEVIS

Prof. Dr. Veronika Müller

Director of the Department of Pulmonology, Semmelweis University, Budapest

Sakine Struck

Brigitte Markuse

Mirco Küchler

Dr. Kai Jaquet