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Dr. Dr. Leif Ludwig

Berlin Institute of Health

Charité Universitätsmedizin

Max-Delbrück-Center/Berlin Institute of Medical Systems Biology

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Leif S. Ludwig is an Emmy Noether group leader in the focus area Single cell approaches for personalized medicine of the Berlin Institute of Health, the Charité Universitätsmedizin and the Max-Delbrück-Center/Berlin Institute of Medical Systems Biology.

His research lies at the interface of hematology, human genetics and single cell genomics. He specializes in the development and application of single cell multi-omic approaches, to enable lineage tracing/assessments of clonal activity in the human hematopoietic system. Moreover, a key objective of his group is to obtain a deeper molecular understanding of how mitochondrial genotypes contribute to human diseases.

He won multiple wards, including the BroadIgnite Award, the Elisabeth-Gateff Award and the MINT Excellence Award. He received research support by the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds and the German Academic Scholarship Foundation and more recently an Emmy Noether Fellowship by the DFG.

Research fields

  • Hematopoiesis
  • Systems Medicine & Biology
  • Stem Cells
  • Clonal & Lineage Tracing
  • Single Cell Genomics / Multi-Omics
  • Mitochondrial and Human Genetics