Born in Graz, Austria, Prof. Resch received his medical degree at the Karl-Franzens-University Graz in 1988. Following post-doc studies at the Division of Neonatology, and the Department of Pediatric Surgery of the University Hospital Graz, he became consultant of Pediatrics in 1997 and consultant of Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Medicine in 2000. Since 2004, he is Professor of Pediatrics and since 2008, Head of the Research Unit of Neonatal Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology of the Medical University Graz. His main research fields include neonatal infectious diseases, RSV infection, and periventricular leukomalacia of the preterm infant. He is a member and board member of several scientific societies, presently head of the Austrian Society of Neonatology and Pediatric Intensive Care Medicine, and member of the editorial board of several international journals including 'The Open Journal of Microbiology”.