Ralf Lichtinghagen currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Institute for Clinical Chemistry, Hannover Medical University, Hannover, Germany. In 1990, Lichtinghagen had the Dr. rer. nat. degree from the Department of Biochemistry, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany. He worked as a Clinical Chemist Specialist at European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (1998) and as an Associate Professor of clinical chemistry at the Hannover Medical School (2004), Hanover, Germany, and he was the Medical Hospital Manager (MHM) of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hannover, Germany (2008). In 2004, he received the M.B.A. degree from the Neu-Ulm University, Neu-Ulm, Germany. Since 2004, Lichtinghagen has been the Main University Lecturer of clinical chemistry at the Hannover Medical University, and from 2006 to 2012, he acquired a university teaching position at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hannover, Germany. Lichtinghagen's main research interests are focused on the molecular diagnostics of malignant diseases, liver fibrosis, MS, and stroke. He has the membership of many medical scientific societies and professional associations like the Deutsche Vereinte Gesellschaft für Klinische Chemie und Laboratoriumsmedizin (DGKL), Berufsvereinigung der Naturwissenschaftler in der Labordiagnostik (BNLD), and Netzwerk der Fachwissenschaftler in der Medizin (NFM). Lichtinghagen is also a Member of the DGKL Board, 2011–2013, and moreover he has been the Deputy Chairman of the professional associations since 2013 and a Member of the DGKL Professional Training Committee for the Education of German Specialists in Clinical Chemistry (Klinische Chemiker) since 2011.
Biography Updated on 20 December 2013