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.Lothar 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.
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