About Prof. Dr. Walter Popp
Prof. Walter Popp earned his medical degree at the RWTH Aachen in 1981 and moved over for 10 years to the University Hospital Essen. He did his habilitation in occupational medicine on carcinogenic substances and became member in the MAK commission and the Senate commission for testing hazardous substances of the DFG for approx. 10 years. He became a medical specialist in occupational medicine, hygiene and medical quality management. Between 1999 and 2015 he was hospital hygienist at the University Hospital Essen. Since September 2015 he is medical director of HyKoMed GmbH, Lünen / Dortmund (Eberhard Laboratory). From 2006 to 2014 he was member of the board of the International Federation of Infection Control (IFIC). Since 2006 up to now he is member of the board of the German Society for Hospital Hygiene (DGKH e.V.), since 2010 he took over the vice-president position.
About Dr. Jürgen Gebel
Dr. rer. nat. Jürgen Gebel – 58 years - Microbiologist - since 1995 Head of the Department of Disinfectant Testing at the Institute for Hygiene and Public Health of the University Hospitals Bonn under the direction of Prof. Mutters. Management of the Disinfectant Commission in the Association for Applied Hygiene (VAH). Chairman of the DIN NAMed D7 committee. Collaboration in CEN, DIN, VDI, guideline groups of DGKH and OECD in projects of cleaning and disinfection in the medical field. Editor of the journal Hygiene und Medizin at mhp-Verlag Wiesbaden. Co-initiator of the initiative "Hygiene Tips for Kids" - training children on the subject of hygiene.
About Dr. Markus Wehrl
Dr. Wehrl is head of the department Hygiene and Microbiology at wfk and engaged in various research projects aiming better approaches for cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation procedures. Scope of the research work is the development of new procedures that allow disinfection or sterilisation of fragile objects/products, especially in the field of medical devices. Another field of interest is the development of fast methods to assess the success of cleaning, disinfection or sterilisation or to address the hygiene quality of objects, fluids or gases. He is head of the section „Cleaning, Disinfection, Sterilisation“ of the DGKH e.V. and amongst others coordinator of 2 guidelines for DGKH e.V. and active in several working groups engaged in the field of medical device reprocessing.