Eckart Mummert (PhD) is presently Product Manager in the international marketing group at Phadia. After completing his PhD in biology at the university of Freiburg he started working in the medical industry. He has 10 years experience in autoimmune diagnostics with a special focus on anti-tTG and anti-gliadin tests. In his current position he is responsible for all marketing aspects of the tests including setting specifications for new tests, supervising assay development, initiating assay improvement and monitoring market acceptance and requirements. Besides his participation in CDEUSSA he is the Phadia representative in the multicentre PreventCD project sponsored by the EU and is responsible for developing relationships and collaborations with international scientists working in the area of celiac disease.