The Joint Committee comprises 12 scientists from various disciplines and institutions appointed for a term of three years by the presidiums of the DFG and the Leopoldina in mutual agreement. At least one member must be an expert on ethical issues and one on legal issues. The Joint Committee is headed jointly by the vice presidents of the DFG and the Leopoldina or by representatives appointed by the presidiums.
Professor Dr Britta Siegmund ML
Vice President of the DFG, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Medical Director of the Medical Department, Division of Gastroenterology, Infectiology and Rheumatology
Professor Dr Thomas Lengauer ML
Appointed representative of the Leopoldina Presidium, Max Planck Institute Informatik