Jan Felix Drexler, MD, BA, is Head of the Virus Epidemiology group and an Associate Professor at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Following medical education in Germany and Brazil, he worked as a staff scientist and professor in Brazil, Germany and the Netherlands. His group focuses on the evolution and epidemiology of emerging viruses at the animal-human interface. Since 2006, he has published > 200 peer-reviewed papers and acquired >10 million € extramural funding. He is married and has three children.