Dr Ahmed Abd El Wahed
Dr Ahmed Abd El Wahed received his PhD in biology from Göttingen University in Germany in 2011. He is currently the Lab Head at the Institute of Animal Hygiene and Veterinary Public Health at Leipzig University. He is a member of the German Society for Tropical Medicine, Travel Medicine and Global Health (DTG, e.V.), and the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), and he is also one of the founders of the Young Researchers in Medical Infectious Diseases Network (Netzwerk Junge Infektionsmedizin) and the African Society for Paratuberculosis. In 2013, he was awarded the ASTMH’s Young Investigator Award for the establishment of a mobile laboratory for the rapid detection of haemorrhagic fever viruses at low resource settings. He has also established a mobile suitcase laboratory for the rapid detection of viruses, bacteria and parasites. This mobile setup has been deployed in many African and Asian countries.