Henrik C. Wegener, Executive Vice President and
Chief Academic Officer at DTU since 2011. He received his M.Sc. in
food science and technology at the University of Copenhagen in
1988, and his Ph.D. in microbiology at University of Copenhagen in
1992, and his Master in Public Administration (MPA) form Copenhagen
Business School in 2006.
Henrik C. Wegener has been the director of the National Food
Institute, DTU (2006-2011) and before that head of the Department
of Epidemiology and Risk Assessment at National Food and Veterinary
Research Institute, Denmark (2004-2006). From 1994-1999, he was
director of the Danish Zoonosis Centre, and from 1999-2004
professor of zoonosis epidemiology at Danish Veterinary Institute.
He was stationed at World Health Organization headquarters in
Geneva from 1999-2000. With more than 3.500 citations (h-index 33),
he is the author of more than 150 papers in journals, research
monographs and proceedings, on food safety, zoonoses, antimicrobial
resistance and emerging infectious diseases.
He has served as advisor and reviewer to national and
international authorities & governments, international
organizations and private companies, and universities and research
foundations, and he has served, and is presently serving, on
several national and international committees and boards on food
safety, veterinary public health, and research policy. Since 2015
he has served as the chair of the High Level Group of the European
Commissions Scientific Advice Mechanism (HLG EC SAM).
He has received several awards, including the Alliance for the
Prudent Use of Antibiotics International Leadership Award.