Hannes graduated from the University of Rostock, Germany, in 2012. Since then, he has worked as a physician-scientist at the Department of Neonatology, Charité University Medical Center Berlin. He completed clinical rotations in neonatal and pediatric intensive care, cardiology, and at the emergency center. During his medical studies, he spent 12 months as a student researcher at the Charité and another twelve months as a Visiting Research Fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on neonatal vascular biology, especially on neonatal platelet biology, preterm ductus arteriosus, and pulmonary hypertension.
In addition, Hannes is interested in liver regeneration and tissue engineering. Hannes received scholarships from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Boehringer-Ingelheim Foundation. In 2012, he was the recipient of the Heinrich-Finkelstein-Award by the German Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine (NDGKJ). He hopes that his work within the European Paediatric Pulmonary Vascular Disease (PVD) Network will help improve the understanding and clinical care of neonates and infants with pulmonary hypertension (PH). Especially preterm neonates often develop chronic lung disease, and PH adversely affects the outcome in this most vulnerable population.