Henrik Caspar Wegener

Henrik Caspar Wegener

Provost

Anker Engelunds Vej 1, Building 101A, Room 225

2800 Kgs. Lyngby

Denmark

Phone: 45251010

Mobile: 20201963

Fax: 45934028

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 2005.

 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.

He has received several awards, including the Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics International Leadership Award in 2003.

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Education

1985 - 1986 MPA master of public administration - Copenhagen Business School
1982 - 1988 MSc food science and technology - Royla Veterinary and Agricultural University

Academic grades

PhD microbiology

Professional experience

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,

Languages

Engelsk, Tysk, Fransk

Expertise

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

International experience

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 

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  • Emerging Infectious Diseases (Print Edition)

    ISSNs: 1080-6040, 10806040

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1080-6059

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States

    ISI indexed (2013): yes, FI (2013): 2

    Central database

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  • Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica

    ISSNs: 0044-605X

    Biomed Central Ltd

    Local database

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  • Journal of Clinical Microbiology

    ISSNs: 0095-1137, 00951137

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1070-633

    American Society for Microbiology, United States

    ISI indexed (2013): yes, FI (2013): 1

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