Prof. Dr. med. Axel Franz is Chair (Gemeinsame Leitung) Center for Pediatric Clinical Studies, and Associate Professor for Pediatrics at the Medical Faculty of University of Tübingen. In his clinical work he is a Senior Attending Physician at the Department of Neonatology. His research focus is the facilitation and conduct of multi-centre clinical trials in Neonatology and Pediatrics conducting and coordinating both Neonatal Interventional and Non-Interventional Studies. The key topics of his research is on oxygen transport during neonatal intensive care, optimization of oxygen therapy during respiratory support as well as neuroprotection following hypoxia-ischemia in neonatology.