The Power List 2016
Professor Emeritus of Immunology, Ludwig-Maximillian University of Munich
Gert is a prolific researcher with a strong interest in autoimmune diseases and cancer. He is considered a pioneer in tumor immunology and was one of the first to introduce monoclonal antibodies and immune cells into medical practice. In 1994, he published a landmark clinical study in The Lancet on the treatment of metastatic colon carcinoma, which led to the approval of the world’s first monoclonal cancer antibody (17-1A).