Dr. Johannes Blümel is leading the virus safety section at the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Langen. He is dealing with assessment of virus safety and TSE safety of blood products and recombinant DNA products. He participates in the EMA-Biologics Working Party (BWP) and EDQM TSE-certification procedure as a national expert. Further, he is working in several research projects on virus inactivation and virus removal.
Prior to joining the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut in 1998, Johannes worked at the University Hospital, University of Bonn (1993-1998). He performed basic research on virus replication and received a five years training in medical virology and virus diagnostics.
He completed his Diploma in Biology (molecular genetics, microbiology, biophysics and physical chemistry)
the University of Freiburg, Germany and received his Ph.D. degree at the Department of Virology, University of Freiburg, Germany. In 2010, he received teaching credential in Medical Virology from the University Frankfurt.