Professor Dr. Artur Summerfield is a veterinary immunologist with specialization on the immune system of pigs and cattle, in particular antigen presenting cells and mononuclear phagocytes. His research also cover topics on infectious disease pathogenesis and vaccines. He studied veterinary medicine in Berlin and obtained his PhD 1994 in Tübingen at the Federal Research Center for Viral Diseases (now Friedrich-Löffler-Institute) Germany. He then moved to the Institute of Virology and Immunology in Mittelhäusern, Switzerland for as postdoctoral scientist and deputy head of the Cell Biology Department. In 2006, he became head of the Laboratory of Immunology and in 2010 of the Research Department at this Institute. In 2013 he was nominated Professor and Chair of Veterinary Immunology at the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Bern.