Log In

Walter Kurt Schwerdtfeger Edit Profile

public health official , researcher

Walter Kurt Schwerdtfeger, German Public health official, researcher. Biological diplomate. Recipient Doctor Paul and Cilli Weill prize Doctor Paul and Cilli Weill Foundation, Frankfurt, 1985; grantee Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn, 1984-1988, Comisión Asesora de Investigación Científica y Técnica, Madrid, 1985-1986, Ministry of Science and Arts, Wiesbaden, Federal Republic of Germany, 1987.


Schwerdtfeger, Walter Kurt was born on April 17, 1949 in Karlsruhe, Federal Republic of Germany. Son of Walter Georg Hermann and Anna (Jooss) Schwerdtfeger.


Diploma in biology, University Frankfurt, Federal Republic of Germany, 1973. Doctor of Science, University Frankfurt, Federal Republic of Germany, 1977. Privatdozent, University Frankfurt, Federal Republic of Germany, 1983.


Science employee biological faculty University Frankfurt, 1974-1977. Scientist with tenure Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, 1977-1988. Head morphology and pathology division Paul Ehrlich Institute, Langen, Federal Republic of Germany, 1988-1992.

Head research coordination unit Federal Ministry Health, Bonn, 1992-1995. Head drinking water and environmental medicine division Federal Minister Health, 1995-2000, head medicinal products quality and authorization division, since 2000. Lecturer medical faculty University Frankfurt, 1978-2000, medical faculty University Bonn, since 2000.

Visiting professor University Valencia (Spain), 1985-1987. Science symposia organizer. Referee for science journals. and foundations.


  • Biological diplomate.



Member Working Party on Waste Management and Environmental, Frankfurt, 1991-1992. Member Anatomische Gesellschaft.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: music, billiards, table tennis, fishing.


Married Renate Schenk, May 4, 1984. Children: Wolfgang, Cristina, Ines.

Walter Georg Hermann Schwerdtfeger

Anna (Jooss) Schwerdtfeger

Renate Schenk

Wolfgang Schwerdtfeger

Cristina Schwerdtfeger

Ines Schwerdtfeger