Matthias Egger is the President of the National Research Council at the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). Since 2002, Matthias Egger has been a professor of epidemiology and public health at the University of Bern. Until 2016, he headed the university’s Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine. He has also been a Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Bristol in the UK since 2002. In 2017 he was elected President of the National Research Council of the SNSF. Between April and July 2020, he led the scientific task force advising the Swiss government on the COVID-19 pandemic. He is currently working on projects involving vaccination against Ebola, studies on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and cancer in southern Africa, as well as methodological projects.