Berner, Reinhard, Prof. Dr. med.
Department of Pediatrics
University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus
Technische Universität Dresden (TUD)
Professor of Pediatrics (since 2012)
Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics
Role within partner site
Research on epidemiology of pediatric infectious diseases, screening and prevention of autoimmune disorders;
Relevant work experience
Pediatrician specialized in infectious diseases and rheumatology;
2014– Speaker, University Center for Rare Diseases
2012– Professor of Pediatrics, TUD
2007–2011 Chairman Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Immunology and Vaccinology, University Hospital Freiburg
2007 Board Certification in Pediatric Rheumatology
2006 Board Certification in Infectious Diseases
2003–2011 Vice-Chairman, Centre for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University Hospital Freiburg
2001 Habilitation, University of Freiburg
2000 Board Certification in Laboratory Medicine in Pediatrics
1997 Board Certification in Pediatrics
Main research focus
(Molecular) epidemiology, pathogenesis and predispositon to pediatric infectious diseases (incl. COVID-19 and PIMS), clinical trials, screening and prevention of autoimmune disorders and rare diseases;
5 out of: 217; SCOPUS h-index 34
Armann JP, …, Berner R (preprint). Anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibodies in adolescent students and their teachers in Saxony, Germany (SchoolCoviDD19): very low seropraevalence and transmission rates. The Lancet ID-D-20-04776, Available at SSRN: ssrn.com/abstract=3651210 or dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3651210.
Ziegler AG, …, Berner R et al (2019). Oral insulin therapy for primary prevention of type 1 diabetes in infants with high genetic risk: the GPPAD-POInT (global platform for the prevention of autoimmune diabetes primary oral insulin trial) study protocol. BMJ Open 9:e028578. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028578.
Toepfner N, …, Berner R, Guck J (2018). Detection of human disease conditions by single-cell morpho-rheological phenotyping of blood. Elife 7:e29213. doi: 10.7554/eLife.29213.
Belard S, …, Berner R (2015). Streptococcus agalactiae serotype distribution and antimicrobial susceptibility in pregnant women in Gabon, Central Africa. Sci Rep 5:17281. doi: 10.1038/srep17281.
Kruetzmann S, …, Berner R et al (2003). Human immunoglobulin M memory B cells controlling Streptococcus pneumoniae infections are generated in the spleen. J Exp Med 197:939–945.
Awards: Friedrich Linneweh Award DGKJ (2000)