Henrik C. Wegener
is a Master of Food Science (MSc) Master of Public Administration
(MPA) and holds a Ph.D. in Veterinary Microbiology. He has been
involved in food safety research since 1987.
worked seven years as a molecular microbiologist in the
laboratory, then for ten years he headed surveillance and
epidemiological research activities on zoonoses at the Danish
Institute for Food and Veterinary Research (DFVF). He has led the
successful establishment of the interagency unit the Danish
Zoonosis Centre from 1994.
From 2004 he was head of the Department of Epidemiology and Risk
Assessment at DFVF, and since 2006 he has been the Director of
the National Food Institute, with a staff No.
exceeding 400. He is Adjunct Professor of Zoonoses
Epidemiology at the University of Copenhagen and Coordinator
of the EU Marie Curie Early Stage Training Programme –
“Training Risk Assessment in Non-human Antimicrobial
Usage”. He remains involved in the establishment of the
Global Foodborne Infections Network (GFN) under the auspices
of the World Health Organization.
Henrik C. Wegener has received the Alliance for the Prudent Use of
Antibiotics – International Leadership Award to Preserve the
Power of Antibiotics. He is an associate editor of the Emerging
Infectious Diseases Journal (i.f. 6,4), and has published more than
100 scientific papers and book chapters and more than 150 other
publications. HCW has participated in numerous national and
international committees and currently sits on the
Advisory Forum of the European Food Safety Authority