26 July 2013
The EDQM is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Karl-Heinz Buchheit as Head of the Department Biological Standardisation, OMCL Network & HealthCare (DBO). Dr Buchheit, who is currently the Acting Head of the Department, takes up his post on 01 August 2013.
Dr Buchheit first joined the EDQM in 1999 as Deputy Head of the Department, and has considerable knowledge and experience in the areas of biologicals, surveillance and control of medicines. He has served on numerous expert committees and groups over the years, and has a deep understanding and knowledge of the Department’s different programmes and functions.
He holds a degree in pharmacy from the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and obtained a PhD in pharmacology in 1984 from the same university. Prior to joining the EDQM, he worked in industry as a research scientist and as a group leader in pre-clinical pharmacology. Dr Buchheit is also widely known for his involvement in the field of biological standardisation and is currently the Secretary for the Steering Committee of the Biological Standardisation Programme (BSP).