Karl J. Lackner

Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, University Medical Center Mainz, Langenbeckstrasse 1, D-55131 Mainz, Germany

Dr. Lackner graduated from medical school in Heidelberg, Germany in 1982. After 2 ½ years as post-doc at the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland, USA he began his residency in internal medicine at the university hospital in Heidelberg in 1985. He was board certified in internal medicine and cardiology in 1991. Thereafter, he moved as chief attending physician to the Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine of the University of Regensburg. In 1995 he was board certified in laboratory medicine. In 2001 he was appointed full professor and director of the Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine of the University Medical Center Mainz. From 2008 to 2010 and from 2012 to 2014 he served as deputy chief medical officer of the University Medical Center.

Dr. Lackner’s research focus is on cardiovascular disease and haemostaseology. Furthermore his laboratory is involved in the development of laboratory diagnostics. He has published more than 300 papers in peer reviewed journals. From 2002 to 2004 and again from 2008 to 2016 he was member of the review board medicine of the German Research foundation. Between 2007 and 2011 he served as president of the German Society of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine. Since 2008 he is associate editor of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine.