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.
|1982 - 1988||Master of food science and technology - University of Copenhagen (fomerly Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University)|
|2005 - 2006||MPA master of public administration - Copenhagen Business School|
|1988 - 1992||Research fellow (PhD student) (DVL) - Danish Veterinary Laboratory , Dept. of Microbiology|
|1992 - 1993||Research fellow (post doc) (DVL) - Danish Veterinary Laboratory , Dept of Microbiology|
|1993 - 1994||Research Microbiologist (DVL) - Danish Veterinary Laboratory|
|1994 - 1999||Director (DVL) - Danish Veterinary Laboratory, Danish Zoono¬sis Centre|
|1999 - 2000||Seconded national expert (WHO) - World Health Organization, Zoonotic Diseases|
|1999 - 2004||Professor (DVI) - Danish Veterinary Institute, Danish Zoonosis Centre|
|2004 - 2006||Head of Department (DFVF) - Danish Institute for Food and Veterinary Research, Depoartment of Epidemiology and Risk Assessment|
|2007 - 2011||Director of National Institute (DTU) - Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, National Food Institute,|
Governance and public sector management
Epidemiology and molecular biology
Microbial food safety, antimicrobial resistance, zoonoses and emerging infectious diseases
Risk analysis (risk assessment, risk management and risk communication)
Intergrated food safety surveillance system design and operation
Foodborne diseases outbreak detection and response
Communication and media handling
Provison of research based policy advice
Within areas of expertise:
Extensive experience as advisor and reviewer to national and international authorities & governments, international organizations and private companies, and universities and research foundations.
Is presently serving, on several national and international committees and boards on food safety and research policy.
Capacity building on various technical and political aspects of food safety systems involving more than 100 countries
Publication: Communication › Feature article – Annual report year: 2017
Publication: Communication › Feature article – Annual report year: 2016
Publication: Communication › Comment/debate – Annual report year: 2016
Adapting to the Changing World Through Science, Technology and Innovation: Open Innovation for Sustainable Development
Activity: Lecture and oral contribution
Activity: Lecture and oral contribution
Activity: Appearance in mass media › Participation in Interview for Printed Media
ISSNs: 1080-6040, 1080-6040
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1080-6059
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes, BFI (2015): BFI-level 2, Scopus rating (2015): 3.023 1.927
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 0065-1699
DenDanske Dyrlaegeforening, Denmark
BFI (2010): BFI-level 1
ISSNs: 0095-1137, 0095-1137
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1070-633X
American Society for Microbiology, United States
ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes, BFI (2015): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2015): 2.151 1.372
Place of employment
Latest activities and conferences