Prof. Dr. med. Reinhard Berner

Prof. Dr. med. Reinhard Berner

Personal information

Berner, Reinhard, Prof. Dr. med.
Department of Pediatrics
University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus
Technische Universität Dresden (TUD)

Current position

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

Professional background

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: or

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.

Additional information

Awards: Friedrich Linneweh Award DGKJ (2000)


One Team – One Vision

Prof. Dr. med. Antje Körner
Leipzig University
Department of Pediatrics
Liebigstr. 20a
04103 Leipzig
Phone: +49 341 97 26500

Prof. Dr. med. Reinhard Berner
University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, TUD
Department of Pediatrics
Fetscherstr. 74
01307 Dresden
Phone: +49 351 458 2440


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