MD at the University of Odense, Denmark R
Received her PhD in Neurosciences from the University of Paris VI, France in 1993.
Dr. Matthiessen was Head of Unit for horizontal aspects and coordination in the Directorate for Biotechnologies, Agriculture and Food Research from 2007 – 2010.
Dr. Matthiessen joined the European Commission in 1992. She was responsible for strategic and policy issues in biotechnology.
She held the position of principal scientific officer responsible for research in Neurosciences for several years.
She was also the scientific officer for Somatic gene therapy, animal cell technology and in vitro testing as alternatives to animal experiments.
Dr. Line Matthiessen leads the Unit responsible for Infectious Diseases and Public Health in the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation.
The Unit promotes and supports EU research and innovation activities in the area of global health issues with emphasis on HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, emerging epidemics, neglected infectious diseases and antimicrobial drug resistance, as well as activities in public health and health systems research.