Volker Haucke is a new member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

Prof Volker Haucke

In recognition of his scientific achievements Prof. Dr. Volker Haucke was elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in June 2017. He has thus received one of the highest scientific honors awarded by a German institution.



Prof. Haucke is Director of the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) since 2012, member of the Excellence Cluster NeuroCure since 2007. Since 2003 he has been teaching at Freie Universität Berlin.

Haucke's research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of endocytic and endosomal membrane traffic. The long-term goal of his work is to unravel the molecular basis of endocytotic and endosomal function and dysfunction, thereby opening new avenues for pharmacological interference.

Leopoldina was founded in 1652 and is one of the oldest scientific academies in the world. Among other things, it represents the German science in international bodies, takes a public position on current topics and promotes the scientific discussion.