Prof. Hansen is the director of the Clinic for Paediatric Pneumology, Allergology and Neonatology at Hannover Medical School. She has many years of experience as a (co-)speaker of different research groups. With her research in RESIST she aims to provide best possible care to the youngest. She is particularly interested in infections of newborns. as a co-speaker of the Cluster of Excellence REBIRTH. His own RESIST research focuses, among other things, on the susceptibility of elderly people to herpes virus infections.