Philipp Langer

Current Activity: Head of EU Framework Programmes of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) of Switzerland; responsible for the EU Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation as well as Switzerland's association to them. Swiss Delegate in various gremia at EU and global level, among others in the Global Eartquake Model (GEM) Governing Board. Former Activities Politics: - Deputy Head, International Research Cooperation, State Secretariat for Education and Research, Bern, Switzerland - Public Relations Officer, Political and Communication Consulting and Evaluations at Köhler, Stüdeli & Partner GmbH, Bern, Switzerland - Scientific Politics Advisor ('Congress Fellow') in the Parliament of Switzerland, for both the National Council and the Council of States Former Activities Research: - Harvard University USA: Post-Doc Research Associate (evolutionary dynamics and game theory) - University of Lausanne CH: Lecturer (medics and biology curricula), PhD student (behavioural genetics) - Flinders University, AU: Researcher (field work) - Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, CH: Researcher (brain research, electrophysiology) - University of British Columbia, CA: Research Assistant (cardiovascular research) Publications (selection): - Langer et al.: Nature 428, 844-847 (2004) - Langer et al.: Animal Behaviour 71, 193-201 (2006) - Langer et al.: Journal of Theoretical Biology 250, 634–641 (2008)
Location: Switzerland , Bern
Organisation: State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI
Role: Head EU Framework Programmes
Areas of interest / Expertise:
  • - Research Policy
  • - International Cooperation in research and innovation
  • - Genetics
  • - Game Theory