Alex W. Friedrich
Prof. dr. Alex W. Friedrich is professor in Medical Microbiology and Infection Prevention at the University of Groningen, and Head of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Infection Control at the UMCG since 2011. He is experienced in infection control, hospital hygiene, and infection epidemiology. Further, he is member of the executive committee of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (ESCMID), member of the European Committee on Infection Control (EUCIC), member of the German commission for Antiinfektiva, Resistenz und Therapie (ART) at the Robert Koch Institute (German National Antibiotic Commission), member of the board of the Dutch Stichting Werkgroep Antibitoticabeleid (SWAB) (Dutch National Antibiotic Commission), deputy chair of the scientific work group of the DGHM for infection prevention and antibiotic resistance in hospital hygiene, and member of the scientific council of the European medical school (EMS) Groningen-Oldenburg. His recent research focuses on antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial stewardship, and epidemiology. He has published 170 peer-reviewed papers.