Henrik Caspar Wegener

Henrik Caspar Wegener

(Former)

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 theRoyal Veterinary and Agricultural University (now University of Copenhagen) in 1988, and his Ph.D. in microbiology at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (now 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.

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Education

1982 - 1988 Master of food science and technology - Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (now University of Copenhagen)
1989 - 1992 PhD - Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (now University of Copenhagen)
2005 - 2007 MPA master of public administration - Copenhagen Business School

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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Publications

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  • Emerging Infectious Diseases (Print Edition)

    ISSNs: 1080-6040, 1080-6059

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1080-6059

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

    BFI (2017): BFI-level 2, Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 4.92 SJR 3.305 SNIP 2.206, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes, Web of Science (2017): Indexed yes

    Indexed in DOAJ

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  • Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica (Print)

    ISSNs: 0044-605X

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 0065-1699

    DenDanske Dyrlaegeforening, Denmark

    BFI (2010): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 1.01, Web of Science (2017): Indexed Yes

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  • Journal of Clinical Microbiology

    ISSNs: 0095-1137

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1070-633X

    American Society for Microbiology, United States

    BFI (2017): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 3.57 SJR 2.14 SNIP 1.417, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes, Web of Science (2017): Indexed Yes

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