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Professor Christian Drosten

Christian Drosten (born 1972) heads the Institute of Virology at the University of Bonn/Germany. He is a physician by training, with a background in clinical and diagnostic virology. His research is dedicated to the ecology and evolution of mammalian viruses, with a focus on coronaviruses, and other RNA viruses. Christian has obtained his PhD from Frankfurt University in 2000, before he joined the Hamburg Institute of Tropical Medicine. He accepted a Chair of Virology at Bonn University in 2007. His track record includes about 200 papers on clinical, experimental and evolutionary virology.