Andreas Werner

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Dr. med. Andreas Werner

Center for Space Medicine Berlin
Charité Cross Over
Charitéplatz 1
10117 Berlin

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As a member of the military services of the German Air Force since 1990, Andreas Werner studied human medicine at the University of Regensburg and the Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf (1992 – 1998). He became a general practitioner and a flight surgeon and underwent some international missions in Afghanistan and Africa. In 2007, he was sent to the Charité Berlin, Institute for Physiology and completed his education as a specialist in physiology in 2011. Under initiative and supervision of Prof. Gunga, he brought Thermolab on International Space Station in 2009. Today, he is working for the Center of Aerospace Medicine, German Air Force,  at the Flight Physiology Training Center (Königsbrück, Saxony) as a flight physiologist and specialist for high altitude and acceleration medicine. He also contributes to different running projects as a visiting scientist at the Center for Space Medicine Berlin.

Research Focus

  • High altitude medicine
  • Acceleration medicine (hyper-G)
  • Human thermoregulation
  • Extreme environments
  • Telemedicine


  • Parabolic flight campaign 2007 (Co-I)
  • Parabolic flight campaign 2008 (Co-I)
  • NASA bed rest study 2008 (Co-I), Galveston, TX, USA
  • Co-I ThermoLab Study 2009-2012, International Space Station, NASA, DLR, ESA
  • Co-I MARS500 Project 2010-2011, IBMP, Moscow, Russia
  • PI Human Performance during high altitude high opening parachute jump, Center of Aerospace Medicine, German Air Force, Königsbrück, Germany
  • PI Future High-G training in military aviators, European Defence Agency (EDA) Brussels
  • Co-I Circadian rhythms during long term Space Flights 2011-2014
  • Arrhythmia development during artificial high-G acceleration on human centrifuge (9 posGz), Center of Aerospace Medicine German Air Force, Königsbrück, Germany

Recent References

Faulde MK, Werner A, Heyl G. Untreated zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis characterizing a highly aggressive strain type of Leishmania major in Uzbekistan. JEDV 2007; 21: 1432-33

Werner A, Gunga HC. Physiologie und Pathophysiologie des Wärmehaushalts und der Temperaturregulation des Menschen in extremen Umwelten und operationelle Konsequenzen für den militärischen Einsatz. Wehrmedizinische Monatsschrift 09/2008

Gunga HC, Werner A, Sattler F, Koch J. Thermal Monitoring Systems. In: RTO technical report HFM-132 Real-Time Physiological and Psycho-Physiological Status Monitoring Chapter 3, 2008.

Werner A, Schlykowa L, Schlich G, Koch J, Sattler F, Koralewski HE, Gunga HC. Preliminary data on a new non-invasive method to measure core temperature with the double sensor under cold conditions. NATO-Panel HFM, Apr. 2009, Helsinki, Finland

Gunga HC, Werner A, Stahn A, Steinach M, Schlabs T, Koralewski HE, Kunz D, Belavý DL, Felsenberg D, Sattler F, Koch J. The Double Sensor – A non-invasive device to continuously monitor core temperature in humans on earth and in space. J Resp Neurol Physiol, 2009; 169S: S63-S68.

Werner A, Gunga HC. Wärmehaushalt und Temperaturregulation des Menschen in extremen Umwelten und Physiologie und Pathophysiologie des Individuums. Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Alpin- und Höhenmedizin, 2009; 259-276.

Werner A. Physiologie des Wärmehaushalts und der Temperaturregulation des Menschen in extremen Umwelten und operationelle Konsequenzen für den militärischen Einsatz. Fachliche Mitteilungen für fliegende Verbände. General Flugsicherheit, 46. Jahrgang, Heft 3, 6-11, 2009

Gunga H-C, Steinach A, Kirsch K, Werner A. Space medicine and biology. In: Ley W, Wittmann K, Hallmann W. Handbook of space technology. Wiley & Sons Publishers, 606-621, 2009.

Jumah M, Schlachta M, Hoelzl M, Werner A, Sedlmaier B. Measuring the function of pressure regulating ear plugs in a pressure chamber. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2010; 81(6): 560-5.

Opatz O, Stahn A, Werner A, Gunga HC. Determining core body temperature via heat flux – a new promising approach. Resucitation 2010; 81(11): 1588-9

Werner A, Gunga HC. Chapter 23: Monitoring of Body Core Temperature in Humans. In: Stress challenges and immunity in Space from Mechanisms to Monitoring and Preventive Strategies. Editor Alexander Choukèr, 2012; Book XIII, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, ISBN 978-3-642-22271-9

Werner A, Johannes B, Fischer F, Gunga HC. Monitoring of Vital Parameters in the Real Environment with a Flexible Modular Tele-physiological System. Annual Military Scientific Research Report: Defence Research for the German Armed Forces. – 2012, S. 86-87

Werner A, Naschold U, Wilke T, Gunga HC. Sauerstoffversorgung in operationellen Höhen bei Fallschirmspringern : Studie zum Monitoring physiologischer Parameter in der realen Umwelt. Wehrmedizinische Monatsschrift : Organ des Sanitätsdienstes der Bundeswehr ; Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Wehrmedizin und Wehrpharmazie e.V. / Hrsg. in ZusArb. mit dem Bundesministerium der Verteidigung. 2013; 57, H. 10, 247 – 253.

Iblher P, Paarmann H, Stuckert K, Werner A, Klotz FK, Eichler W. Interstitial fluid shifts in simulated long-haul flights monitored by a miniature ultrasound device. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2013; 84 (5): 486-90.

Haider T, Gunga HC, Matteucci-Gothe R, Sottara E, Andrea Griesmacher, Belavy DL, Felsenberg D, Werner A, Schobersberger W. Effects of long-term head-down-tilt bed rest and different training regimes on the coagulation system of healthy men. Physiol Rep, 2013; 1(6): e00135

Paal P, Strapazzon G, Braun P, Ellmauer PP, Schroeder DC, Sumann G, Werner A, Wenzel V, Falk M, Brugger H. Factors affecting survival from avalanche burial – a randomised prospective porcine pilot study. Resuscitation. 2013; 84(2): 239-43.

Opatz O, Trippel T, Lochner A, Werner A, Stahn A, Steinach M, Lenk J, Kuppe H, Gunga HC. Temporal and spatial dispersion of human body temperature during deep hypothermia. Br J Anaesth, 2013, 111: 768-75.

Altrichter S, Salow J, Ardelean E, Church MK, Werner A, Maurer M. Development of a standardized pulse-controlled ergometry test for diagnosing and investigating cholinergic urticarial. J Dermatol Sci, 2014; 75(2): 88-93.