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Dr. Viviane Bremer is a medical epidemiologist. Originally from Luxemburg and trained in Germany, Luxemburg and Japan, she has been working in surveillance of sexually transmitted infections and HIV since 2001 at the Robert Koch-Institute (RKI). Between 2008 and 2021 she was the head of the European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control in Stockholm. After returning to the RKI she was appointed as the deputy and in 2014 as the head of the Unit for HIV/AIDS, STI and Bloodborne Infections. She authored numerous articles in the field of infectious disease epidemiology. She is head of the newly appointed WHO European Region Collaborating Center for Viral Hepatitis and HIV at the RKI.  Her current work focuses on infections in vulnerable populations, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hepatitis elimination and control of HIV as well as the implementation of the HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis. Between December 2021 and March 2022, she was part of the governmental COVID-19 task force which coordinated the national pandemic response.