Prof Hubertus Jersmann
Hubertus Jersmann was born in Germany after the war and migrated to Australia in the eighties. He is a Respiratory and Sleep Physician in the Royal Adelaide, Alice Springs and Burnside War Memorial Hospitals. He has a special interest in Interventional Pulmonology, in particular treating severe COPD with endobronchial valves to achieve non-surgical lung volume reduction. Hubertus has an MD in human genetics and a PhD in immunobiology and is a Professor in the School of Medicine, University of Adelaide. He enjoys the mix of treating patients, research in the lab as well as clinical trials and of course, teaching. Hubertus is passionate about raising the awareness of the health impacts of climate change and is working towards mitigating climate change. His efforts range from with being a vegetarian, cycling to work every day and having solar panels at his home to advocating for improved air quality through less fossil fuel burning as the secretary of the board of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand.