Wolfgang Hermann is a Senior Scientist in the Department of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine at Saarland Hospital in Homburg, Germany. He is a founding member and Chairman of the Homocysteine Expert Panel, an organisation that supports research and spreads knowledge about homocysteine and related diseases. His research focus has been in the areas of atherosclerosis, lipid metabolism and hyperhomocysteinaemia, and in the last decade homocysteine metabolism has become his primary research focus. Professor Herman has published approximately 250 articles, approximately half of which involve research results related to the topic of homocysteine, and he is co-author of the textbook Laboratory and Diagnosis. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, the Advisory Board of the German Society for Atherosclerosis Research and the Working Committee for Clinical Lipid Metabolism.