Prof. Dr. Dr. Herbert Pfister



Prof. Dr. H. Pfister

Director, Institute of Virology

Medical FacultyUniversity of Cologne

Fuerst-Pueckler-Str. 56, 50935 Cologne

Phone: 0221-478-3900, Fax: 0221-478-3902


Honors & Awards (Selection)

1974                     Research scholarship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

1981                     Heisenberg scholarship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

1994                     Deutscher Krebspreis for experimental cancer research

2005                     Dr. h.c., Rostov Medical State University


Selected Publications

  • Weissenborn S.J., Wieland U., Junk M., Pfister H.(2010). Quantification of beta-human papillomavirus DNA by real-time PCR. Nature protocols 5, 1-13.
  • Wieland U, Mauch C, Kreuter A, Krieg T, Pfister H.(2009). Merkel cell polyomavirus DNA in individuals without Merkel cell carcinoma. Emerg Infect Dis 15, 1496-8.
  • Weissenborn SJ, De Koning MN, Wieland U, Quint WG, Pfister HJ.(2009). Intrafamilial Transmission and Family-Specific Spectra of Cutaneous Beta-Papillomaviruses. J Virol 83, 811-6.
  • Kreuter A, Potthoff A, Brockmeyer NH, Gambichler T, Stücker M, Altmeyer P, Swoboda J, Pfister H, Wieland U. (2008). Imiquimod Leads to a Decrease of Human Papillomavirus DNA and to a Sustained Clearance of Anal Intraepithelial Neoplasia in HIV-Infected Men. J Invest Dermatol 128, 2078-83.
  • Schaper ID, Marcuzzi GP, Weissenborn SJ, Kasper HU, Dries V, Smyth N, Fuchs P, Pfister H.(2005). Development of skin tumors in mice transgenic for early genes of human papillomavirus type 8.Cancer Res 65, 1394-1400.