Universitätsprofessor Dr. med. Rudolf Lütticken

Date and Place of Birth:   9 December 1941, Wittlich/Moselle, Germany
Family Status: Married since 1971; two children, four grandchildren
Education: Primary and Secondary school (Cusanusgymnasium) in Wittlich, 1947-1960

Medical School: Universities of Marburg/Lahn, München (Munich), and Düsseldorf, 1960-1968
Doctorate (M.D.): Dr. med. – U of Cologne (Inst. of Hygiene, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Pulverer), 1973
Interships: Pediatrics: University of Düsseldorf; Surgery: Trier; Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Daun/Eifel; Internal Medicine: U of Düsseldorf; 1968 - 1970
Surgery, Waldniel/Rhineland., June 1970 - December 1970
Scientist: Institute of Hygiene, U of Cologne, January 1971 – June 1983
Qual. as Lecturer: „Venia legendi“ in Med. Microbiology and Hygiene, U of Cologne, 1980
Medical Specialist: For Microbiology, Virology, and Infection Epidemiology, 1981

Visiting Scientist: Department of Pediatrics, Infectious Disease Group (Lab of L.W. Wannamaker, M.D.), University of Minnesota (U of M), Minneapolis, MN, USA, June 1975 - May 1976 (funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft [DFG]); U of M, October 1977 (funded by Robert-Koch-Stiftung)

  • Professor (call, associate, C3) for Med. Microbiology and Immunology, University of Hamburg, 1982 (offer not accepted)
  • Professor (associate C3) Med. Microbiology and Hygiene, U of Cologne, July 1983 - June 1988
  • Professor (C4) and Director of the Department of Med. Microbiology, RWTH Aachen University, July 1988 - February 2008
Research Areas:
  • Microbiology and immunology of streptococcal diseases
  • Epidemiology and genetics of pathogenicity and virulence and of antibiotic resistances of streptococci
  • Antimicrobial action of polymers and of probiotics
Other Duties:
  • Head of the laboratories for clinical microbiology of the University Hospital of Aachen, Germany until 29.02.2008; there member of the committees for hospital hygiene and use of medicines; there Head of the Central Unit for Hospital Hygiene, 04/1993 - 06/1997
  • Deputy Medical Director of the University Hospital of Aachen, 10/1996 - 12/2000
  • Dean of the Medical Faculty, RWTH Aachen University, 07/2003 - 10/2006
  • Head of the National Reference Laboratory (NRZ) on Streptococcal Diseases (together with Dr. R. Reinert [- 9/2007] and Dr. M. van der Linden) – see Link below, 1996 - 2/2008
  • Member of the Central Committee on Biological Safety (ZKBS) of Germany 1990 - 1992 (Vice-chairperson 1991 - 1992)
Publications: 168 research articles, 35 reviews and book chapters
(see Publications)

  • American Society for Microbiology, since 1976
  • Berufsverband der Ärzte für Mikrobiologie und Infektionsepidemiologie
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie (DGHM)
  • European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  • International Lancefield Society
  • Robert-Koch-Stiftung

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