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(Acting) Director, Head of Service

Wolfgang Philipp

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(Acting) Director

Head of Service


Mr Wolfgang Philipp is Acting Director 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.