Isabelle Bekeredjian-Ding is Head of the Microbiology Division at Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI). She received Medical School training at the University of Heidelberg, Padova (Italy) and Mt. Sinai, New York and clinical residency training in Munich and Heidelberg, Germany. She has a clinical specialization in Medical Microbiology, Virology and Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases and a PhD equivalent and habilitation in immunology. In 2017, she was appointed Associate Professor for Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Bonn, Germany. Before joining PEI she was deputy director of the Institute of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology in Bonn. Her research is focused on vaccines against nosocomial pathogens and antibiotic resistance. She is Member of the Vaccines Working Party at EMA and of the EMA pandemic task force as well as Chair of the Scientific Committee of the IMI2 JU program of the European Commission.