Dr. Maren Eggers is an Associate Lecturer in clinical virology at Heidelberg University and is the head of Virology, Technical Hygiene and Disinfectant Testing at the Laboratory Prof. G Enders MVZ, Stuttgart, Germany. Dr. Eggers specializes in virus diagnostics, virus disinfection and hygiene. She has led several research projects in diagnostic and hygiene. Dr. Eggers research applies to the study of medical virology.
Dr. Eggers played a key role in establishing the European in vivo hand method for testing of disinfectants on norovirus. She also introduced the European carrier tests for the evaluation of virucidal activity of chemical disinfectants for surfaces and instruments used in the medical area.
The new national and European guidelines for disinfectant testing were also successfully established by Dr. Eggers to support efficacy of disinfectants tests.
Dr. Eggers has a diploma in biology at the Philipps-University Marburg, a PhD and a habilitation for clinical virology at Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg.
She is also a member of the European Committees for standardization (Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics) and responsible for the virucidal task group of WG1/TC 216 of the European Committees for standardization . In addition, she is chairwoman of the Commission for Virus Disinfection of the DVV e.V. and the German Society for Virology and member of the disinfectant commission in the Association for Applied Hygiene (VAH).