Dr Detlef Böcking steps down as EDCTP General Assembly representative and technical advisor for Germany
The EDCTP Association would like to express its sincere appreciation to Dr Detlef Böcking, who will in April 2023 be stepping down from his position as Head of Group at the DLR project management agency (DLR PT) working for and on behalf of the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Division of Health Research. Since 2009, Dr Böcking has been charged to represent the ministry in EDCTP as deputy representative to EDCTP’s General Assembly (GA) for Germany, having already been involved in EDCTP activities since 2007. In September 2022 he stepped down as deputy GA representative and continued serving as a technical advisor for Germany. He has coordinated DLR PT’s team for global health issues and worked closely with BMBF in planning and implementing the ministry’s activity in research for Global Health, particularly in administering the ministry’s funding concept for neglected and poverty-related diseases.