Prof. Reinhard Burger is president of Germany’s Robert Koch Institute. He received his PhD in 1976 at the Institute for Medical Microbiology, University of Mainz. From 1983-1987 he served as a professor for Immunology at the Faculty for Theoretical Medicine, at the University of Heidelberg. Since 1989 he’s been a professor of immunology at the Free University of Berlin.
Prof. Burger has been a visiting scientist at various institutions abroad, including the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA; Harvard Medical School, Boston; and at the Medical University, Wuhan, PR China. He is a member of several scientific societies: the German Society for Immunology, the
German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology, the American Association of Immunologists, the German Society for Transfusion Medicine and Immune Haematology and the American Association of Blood Banks. In 1993 he was appointed chairman of the National Advisory Blood Committee
(Arbeitskreis Blut) of the German Federal Ministry for Health. He has authored many immunological publications and has served as a member of several national and international expert committees.