Michael Buettcher was trained in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at the University Children’s Hospitals Basel and Bern and completed a PID fellowship at at St George’s University Hospital in London. He works as PID consultant at the Lucerne Children’s Hospital leading the clinical service at this tertiary and University Lucerne/ Zurich affiliated hospital. He is the local research coordinator of the Swiss Pediatric Research Network (SwissPedNet) and part of the expert committee for antimicrobials for the national SwissPedDose Project (Swiss Database for Dosing Medicinal Products in Pediatrics). He holds a research post at the Department of Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology at the University Children’s Hospital Basel (UKBB). He is a member of the European Socienty of Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID) Committee for Education. His main interests in PID are travel-related and emerging infections, neglected tropical diseases and optimizing and extending the use of old and new antimicrobials and antiparasitics in children.