PD Dr. Dr. Philipp Schommers

Education and Professional Career

  • since 2022: Emmy Noether Research Group Leader Department I of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Cologne, Germany
  • 2022: Habilitation (Priv.-Doz.) Venia legendi Internal Medicine University of Cologne 
  • 2022: Board Certification in Infectious Diseases, German Society of Infectious Diseases (DGI)
  • 2021: Board Certification in Internal Medicine, Medical Association of North Rhine (ÄkNo)
  • 2020: PhD Thesis (Dr. nat. med.): “Restriction of HIV-1 Escape by a Novel Highly Broad and Potent Neutralizing Antibody” (“summa cum laude”, highest honor)
  • since 2018: Physician and Clinician Scientist, Department I of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Cologne, Germany Advisor: Prof. Michael Hallek
  • 2016 - 2022: Postdoctoral Associate, Institute of Virology, University of Cologne, Germany, Advisor: Prof. Florian Klein
  • 2015 - 2016: Postdoctoral Associate, Heinrich-Pette-Institute, Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology, Hamburg, Germany, Advisor: Prof. Marcus Altfeld
  • 2015: MD Thesis (Dr. med.): ”Überleben und Mortalität verschiedener HIV-assoziierter Lymphome - Ergebnisse der deutschen HIV-Lymphom-Kohorte“ (“summa cum laude”, highest honor)
  • 2013 - 2015: Physician and Clinician Scientist, Department I of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Cologne, Germany Advisor: Prof. Michael Hallek
  • 2013: Scientific Assistant, Institute for Vegetative Physiology, Center for Physiology and Pathophysiology, University of Cologne, Advisor: Prof. Rudolf Wiesner
  • 2013: Final medical exam 
  • 2007 - 2013: Medical Studies - Germany, Australia and United States

Awards, distinctions and professional activities

  • since 2022: Emmy Noether Grant – German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • since 2021: Gilead Research Scholars Program in HIV – Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • 2022: Science Award - Industrie-Club E.V. Düsseldorf
  • 2021: German Thesis Award – Körber Foundation
  • 2021: German AIDS Award – German AIDS Society (DAIG)
  • 2021: HIV/AIDS Research Award – German Society of Infectious Diseases (DGI)
  • 2020: Wolfgang Stille Award – Paul-Ehrlich-Society of Chemotherapy (PEG)
  • 2020: Graduate Stipend – Novartis foundation for therapeutic research
  • 2017: Meta Alexander Award – German Society of Infectious Diseases (DGI)
  • 2017 - 2018: MD/PhD Stipend – German Center for Infection Research (DZIF)
  • 2016: Lab Rotation Stipend – German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) 
  • 2015 - 2016: Clinical Leave Stipend – German Center for Infection Research (DZIF)
  • 2010 - 2012: Maria-Pesch Scholarship – State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Memberships

  • German Society for Internal Medicine (DGIM)
  • German Society of Infectious Diseases (DGI)
  • Paul-Ehrlich-Society of Chemotherapy (PEG)
PD Dr. Dr. Philipp Schommers

PD Dr. Dr. Philipp Schommers

PI

Department I of Internal Medicine/ Institute of Virology

Geb. 66 (CMMC)

Room 2.023

Clinician scientist with a passion for immunity and infectious diseases.

Dr. Stanley Odidika

Dr. Stanley Odidika

Post-Doc

Department I of Internal Medicine/ Institute of Virology

Geb.66 (CMMC)

Room 2.019

I joined the Schommers lab as a Postdoc in 2022 and currently playing ‘hide and seek’ with proviruses residing in the HIV latent reservoir. Besides playing this game in the lab, you will find me dancing Salsa and Bachata somewhere downtown, working on my DJing skills, or trying to see how much weight I can handle at the gym. As they said, you are the company you keep; just like the ever-evolving HIV, my interests keep changing, as I am now learning to make good cocktail mixes, and hopefully, will own a nice cocktail spot someday. Fingers crossed!

Marten Dahlhaus

Marten Dahlhaus

Technician

Department I of Internal Medicine/ Institute of Virology

Geb. 66 (CMMC)

Room 2.019

From 9 to 5 searching for human (immunodeficieny) viral content, subsequently try to land the big shots!

Annalena Labeit

Annalena Labeit

Medical Student

Department I of Internal Medicine/ Institute of Virology

Geb.66 (CMMC)

Room 2.019

Besides sailing I put the FUN into Function of broadly neutralizing Antibodies!

M.Sc. Nikolai Grahn

M.Sc. Nikolai Grahn

PhD Student

Department I of Internal Medicine/ Institute of Virology

Geb. 66 (CMMC)

Room 2.019

Armed with labcoats and pipettes, we are unraveling the mysteries of HIV, one envelope sequence at a time.

Nicole Riet

Nicole Riet

Technician

Department I of Internal Medicine/ Institute of Virology

Geb. 66 (CMMC)

Room 2.019

Carmen Arentowicz

Carmen Arentowicz

Medical Student

Department I of Internal Medicine/ Institute of Virology

Geb. 66 (CMMC)

Room 2.019

Digging into viral fitness is like entering a thrilling race against microscopic champions. I’m aiming to be the relentless contender, decoding their speedy maneuvers while striving to outpace their viral athleticism!