Dr. Menge received his veterinary degree from the Free University Berlin, Germany, in 1992, and a doctoral degree in veterinary microbiology from the Justus-Liebig-University (JLU), Giessen, Germany in 1996. He joined the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Federal Institute for Animal Health, and took over the responsibility of department head of the Institute of Molecular Pathogenesis in 2009. During his affiliation with JLU and FLI, Dr. Menge conducts research in infection biology and epidemiology particularly of bacterial pathogens in livestock in independent and in national and international collaborative projects. He is an experienced academic teacher in microbiology, immunology and epizootic diseases and zoonoses. Holding the specialities himself, Dr. Menge supervises licensed Veterinarians during their training to become German Board Certified Specialist for Microbiology or for Immunology and Serology. He has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed publications (original and review articles, book chapters), and edited the “Recommendations of the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut about means and procedures for carrying out disinfections which are prescribed by animal health law“. Dr. Menge reviews manuscripts for a number of journals and project proposals submitted to funding bodies at national and international level.