|Role||National Coordinator of Luxembourg|
Dr Iris Egner’s passion is working on projects that aim to improve people’s lives and she had the opportunity to work with people from all over the world in the research and health care sector. This strongly encouraged her interest in sustainability, ethical practices, equality, and global health care programs such as vaccinations. She strongly believes that we have the necessary resources to tackle current major problems and that we need to focus on connecting the essential stakeholder to make this happen.
She currently works at the Luxembourg Institute of Health, where she manages EATRIS as National Coordinator and a doctoral training unit with a focus on educating translational scientists. She has worked shortly for Roche in Germany, thus having the opportunity to gain industry experience. Prior to that, she was the Project Manager of the 100,000 Genomes Project in Wales, bringing in-depth genetic testing to patients with rare disorders. She holds a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Manchester, England, which was followed by a short postdoctoral fellowship at the University of British Columbia, Canada.