The National Autopsy Network NATON is a German association of university hospitals and autopsy centers, which serves to gain systematic and standardized knowledge about pathogens from autopsies, especially in the event of a pandemic. The data generated is recorded and compiled in a complete, comprehensive and timely manner.
NATON networks pathological, neuropathological and forensic medical institutes of German university hospitals as well as non-university partners. Such an autopsy network is unique worldwide and thus makes a decisive contribution to improved COVID-19 research and patient care.
The central data platform for the network is the National Autopsy Registry (NAREG), which is an extension of the nationwide registry of COVID-19 autopsies (DeRegCOVID)
NATON is a collaborative project of the University Medicine Network University Medicine Network (NUM) and supports its motivation and goals.
Prof. Dr. Peter Boor – Pathology – University clinic RWTH Aachen
Prof. Dr. Danny Jonigk – Pathology – University clinic RWTH Aachen
Prof. Dr. Rainer Röhrig – Medical informatics – University clinic RWTH Aachen
Prof. Dr. Benjamin Ondruschka – Forensic Medicine – University clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf
Prof. Dr. Nicole Fischer – Virology – University clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf
Prof. Dr. Bruno Märkl – Pathology – University clinic Augsburg
Dr. Helena Radbruch – Neuropathology – Charité Berlin
Ralf Heyder – NUM Coordination Office – Charité Berlin