Acting Deputy Head HERA, European Commission
Mr Wolfgang Philipp is Acting Deputy Head of the new Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) in the European Commission. HERA’s mission is to prevent, detect, and rapidly respond to health emergencies. HERA works to ensure the development, production and distribution of medicines, vaccines, and other critical medical countermeasures in case of health emergencies. He holds a PhD in microbiology of the University of Paris, France, and has been working in tuberculosis research at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, at the Universities of Bern and Basel and was a Member of the Basel Institute of Immunology, Switzerland, before joining the European Commission in 2001.