Lothar H. Wieler is president of the Robert Koch Institute, the national Public
Health Institute in Germany. Lothar H. Wieler has focused his research on
zoonoses, particular on molecular mechanisms, enabling bacterial pathogens to
infect different hosts, and develop antibiotic resistance. By genome analyses
and functional experiments the pathogens evolution and adaption to different
habitats are unravelled.
H. Wieler is deputy spokesperson of the intersectoral research consortium
InfectControl 2020. Within InfectControl 2020, he heads the IRMRESS and Neobiom
research networks. He also is a member of the scientific advisory board of the
Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness (GloPID-R)
and the WHO Europe Advisory Committee on Health Research (EACHR). Since 2010,
he is an elected member of the German National Academy of Sciences.