Mr Wolfgang Philipp is the Head of Unit Intelligence and Innovation of the new DG Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) in the European Commission. HERA is dealing with:
- Developing the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority
- Implementing the EU Vaccine Strategy to accelerate the development, manufacturing and deployment of COVID-19 vaccines
- Planning and implementing actions under the European bio-defence preparedness plan called 'HERA Incubator'
He holds a PhD in microbiology of the University of Paris, France, and has been working in tuberculosis research at the Institut Pasteur, and at the Universities of Bern and Basel and was a Member of the Basel Institute of Immunology before joining the European Commission in 2001.