Helmut Fickenscher since 2005 has been the Chair of Virology, the Director of the Institute for Infection Medicine, and the Head of the Central Unit for Environmental and Hospital Hygiene, Christian-Albrecht University and University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany. Fickenscher was a University Professor of clinical virology of the Ruprecht-Karl University of Heidelberg, the Head of the Virus diagnostics laboratories of University of Heidelberg Medical School, and the Deputy Director of the Virology Department, in 2002–2005 and obtained a Board Certification in microbiology (Bavarian Chamber of Physicians) and Research Award of the Varicella Zoster Virus Research Foundation, New York, NY, USA in 2001. In 1998, Fickenscher obtained the Habilitation degree, venia legendi, tenured assistant professorship (Privatdozent), Erlangen, Germany, and, in 1991–2001, Fickenscher was a Principal Investigator at the Institute for Clinical and Molecular Virology, Erlangen, Germany. In 1989–1991, Fickenscher received the Fellowship of the German Research Foundation at the Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen with Professor Dr. Peter Gruss (developmental biology) and, in 1988-1989, was a Postdoctoral Fellow in virology with Professor Dr. Bernhard Fleckenstein, Erlangen, Germany. Fickenscher obtained a promotion to Dr. med. on gene regulation in human cytomegalovirus, Erlangen, Germany, in 1989. In 1981–1988, Fleckenstein performed the medical studies at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany.
Biography Updated on 19 September 2011