Vice-President for Academic Infrastructure
|His portfolio covers the large service facilities at JLU such as the IT Service Centre and the University Library alongside subject-specific infrastructures like scientific laboratories, greenhouses, the Academic Sports Service and animal husbandry.
Prof. Lierz, born in 1971, has served as Full Professor of Avian Diseases and Hygiene in Poultry Management as well as Director of the Clinic for Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians and Fish at JLU for nine years. He studied at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover and subsequently carried out research at the Freie Universität Berlin before spending several years as the Director of the Abu Dhabi Falcon Research Hospital in the United Arab Emirates. Upon returning to Germany, he worked as a research assistant at FU Berlin where he completed his habilitation in 2009 before receiving a call to JLU. He was the first German veterinarian to win the renowned Lafeber Award, which is considered to be the best known international prize in avian medicine.
Prof. Lierz’s research focuses on new infection pathogens relating to the animal species treated at the Veterinary Clinic in Giessen as well as on advancing avian reproduction for the conservation of species.