Coordination and management of the CRU326

Since 2017, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Jörg Gromoll from the Centre of Reproductive Medicine and Andrology (CeRA) has been the spokesperson of our CRU326. Together with the coordinator, he is responsible for the research unit's general organisation and management.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Frank Tüttelmann from the Institute of Reproductive Genetics (IRG) is the research coordinator of our DFG-Clinical Research Unit 'Male Germ Cells: from Genes to Function' (CRU326). As head of the clinical research unit he is responsible for the overall coordination.

Dr. Cristin Beumer is the project manager of this clinical research unit. She is responsible for organising and coordinating all CRU-related events, meetings, seminars, and workshops as well as processing corresponding financial issues, personnel matters, and administrative tasks. Besides, she is in charge of the CRU’s everyday administration and operational management and administers tasks related to CRU events as well as the network’s public relations activities (website & Twitter, in particular).

Monika Möller from the Institute of Reproductive Genetics (IRG) supports the CRU management team as team assistant. Her main tasks include event management and accounting.

Johanna Klausing and Moritz Voges work as student assistants and offer support mainly with regard to the CRU’s public relations activities.

Management board

  • To meet the needs of the CRU326, we established a management board (MB), which consists of the spokesperson, the research coordinator, three additional PIs, a bioinformatician, the clinical representative, and the equal opportunities representative. The MB will supervise the project's progress, manage access to data and materials, organise workshops, retreats, and symposia, will be responsible for career development, and support equal opportunities and gender equality.
  • To follow the CRU326's development we will establish an external advisory board of 3-4 experts on germ cells, genetics, infertility, and reproduction. This expertise should not be limited to the male side, but pave the way towards 'Reproduction.MS' and continue beyond the clinical research unit.