Deputy Head of Unit of the Fighting Infectious Diseases and Global Epidemics unit,
Cornelius Schmaltz received his MD and his training as a board-certified paediatrician from the University of Freiburg/Germnany. Following a postdoc at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, Dr. Schmaltz joined the Volkswagen Foundation in Germany, as programme manager in Medicine. Since 2006 he has been an official at the European Commission’s Research and Innovation Directorate General, where he is currently Deputy Head of Unit for Infectious Diseases and Public Health. In 2012 Dr. Schmaltz obtained a (distance-learning) M.A. in International Relations from the Free University in Berlin. He is the co-author of 11 original papers in peer-reviewed journals, including Nature Medicine and Nature Genetics.