Max Hassenstein
Dr. Max J. Hassenstein

Research Data Management Officer

Institute for Animal Genomics
University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation
Bünteweg 17p
D-30559 Hannover

Phone: +49 511 953-8869


Curriculum vitae

Max studied Medical Information Management (B.A.) at the Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts, then proceeded with a masters's degree in Epidemiology (M.Sc.) at the University of Bremen with a stay abroad at the Free University (VU) Amsterdam. After returning, Max conducted doctoral research at the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research in Braunschweig and Hannover Medical School (MHH), obtaining a PhD in Epidemiology. Today, Max acts as the Research Data Management Officer at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation (TiHo).


Please find selected publications below. For a complete overview Max' publications, please refer to


Borrelia/tick-borne disease

Hassenstein, M. J., T. Pischon, A. Karch, A. Peters, T. Kerrinnes, H. Teismann, A. Schneider, S. Thierry, I. Moreno Velasquez, J. Janke, et al. "Seropositivity of borrelia burgdorferi s.L. In germany-an analysis across four german national cohort (nako) study sites." Sci Rep 13 (2023): 21087. 10.1038/s41598-023-47766-6.

Hassenstein, M. J., I. Janzen, G. Krause, M. Harries, V. Melhorn, T. Kerrinnes, Y. Kemmling and S. Castell. "Seroepidemiology of borrelia burgdorferi s.L. Among german national cohort (nako) participants, hanover." Microorganisms 10 (2022): 10.3390/microorganisms10112286.


Data Quality

Hassenstein, M. J. and P. Vanella. "Data quality—concepts and problems." Encyclopedia 2 (2022): 498-510. 10.3390/encyclopedia2010032.



Vanella, P. and Hassenstein, M.J. "Stochastic forecasting of regional age-specific fertility rates: An outlook for german nuts-3 regions." Mathematics 12 (2023): 10.3390/math12010025.



Harries, M., V. K. Jaeger, I. Rodiah, M. J. Hassenstein, J. Ortmann, M. Dreier, I. von Holt, M. Brinkmann, A. Dulovic, D. Gornyk, et al. "Bridging the gap - estimation of 2022/2023 sars-cov-2 healthcare burden in germany based on multidimensional data from a rapid epidemic panel." Int J Infect Dis 139 (2024): 50-58. 10.1016/j.ijid.2023.11.014.

Lange, B., V. K. Jaeger, M. Harries, V. Rucker, H. Streeck, S. Blaschke, A. Petersmann, N. Toepfner, M. Nauck, M. J. Hassenstein, et al. "Estimates of protection levels against sars-cov-2 infection and severe covid-19 in germany before the 2022/2023 winter season: The immunebridge project." Infection 52 (2024): 139-53. 10.1007/s15010-023-02071-2.