Prof. Dr. med. Dorothee Viemann

is a specialist in pediatrics and adolescent medicine and heads the working group for experimental neonatology.
She studied human medicine in Bochum, Strasbourg and Boston.
She started her training as pediatrician at the University Children's Hospital Kiel, then moved to the Institute of Immunology and Transfusion Medicine at the University of Lübeck for 3 years to start her scientific laboratory work. She continued her education as pediatrician at the University Children's Hospital Münster, where she also acquired additional specializations in neonatology, infectiology and laboratory medicine.
In 2008 she habilitated in pediatrics with the topic 'Role of endothelial signaling networks in inflammation'.
Her clinical focus is on pediatric immunology, neonatology and infectiology.
Her scientific work investigates the causes and therapeutic options of susceptibility to infections and immunological weaknesses of newborns and premature infants. Her research group elucidates in different projects the maturation processes in the innate immune system after birth and the molecular mechanisms of tolerance development.