Iftner, Thomas

Iftner, Thomas

Former Board member

Full Professor, Institute for Medical Virology and Epidemiology of Viral Diseases University of Tuebingen, Germany

University Hospital Tuebingen

Institute of Medical Virology

Elfriede-Aulhorn-Str. 6

D-72076 Tübingen


Phone +49 (0)7071 29-80246

Fax +49 (0)7071 29-5419


Professor Thomas Iftner received his Diploma in Biology and his Ph.D. from the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany. His postgraduate training included a research fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA. Currently he is professor at Tuebingen University, Director of the Institute of Medical Virology and Epidemiology of Viral Diseases and Vice Dean of the Medical Faculty. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the IPV since 2011 and adjunct professor at James Cook University, Townsville, Australia, since 2009.

Professor Iftner has a wide research interest in the field of papillomaviruses ranging from basic research, animal models and clinical studies to molecular epidemiology. He published more than 150 peer reviewed publications. Professor Iftner was member of expert panels of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France, for drafting the Cervical Cancer Screening Handbook, as well as the Monograph on Cervical Cancer Prevention and Papillomaviruses, in which the valid risk classification of HPV genotypes has been set. He is chairman and initiator of the project group ZERVITA which aims at informing the German public regarding risk factors, prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of cervical cancer.