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Christian L Althaus

Head of Research Group at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Bern (Switzerland). Christian Althaus uses mathematical and computational modeling in combination with data analyses to investigate how the population biology of infectious diseases is affected by environmental changes, dynamic patterns of host immunity, or public health interventions. Key areas of his research are the transmission and control of sexually transmitted infections (STI), antimicrobial resistance and emerging infectious diseases.

Sharif S Aly

As a veterinary epidemiologist I specialize in dairy cattle infectious diseases and welfare. I received my veterinary medicine degree from Cairo University (1998), practiced for two years before completing the Food Animal Production Medicine Internship at the Caine Veterinary Teaching Center at the U of Idaho, followed by the Food Animal Reproduction and Herd Health Residency at U of California, Davis. I completed my masters and doctoral degrees at UC Davis in Preventive Veterinary Medicine and Epidemiology, respectively.

Gunjan Arora

I am currently working as Asscociate research scientist at Yale University. Previously I worked as Postdoctoral fellow at National Institutes of Health, USA. My current work is on infectious diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, Lyme, Anthrax. In my project, I study immune correlates of protection to malaria. I have about 10 years of post-PhD experience in Global health, Immunology and Microbiology. I did my PhD from CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi, India working on bacterial pathogens M. tuberculosis and other gram-positive bacterial pathogens. I worked as Vaccine Research Innovation awardee at Translational Health Science and Technology Institute in India.

I have 26 publications in International peer-reviewed journals and have published 4 Book chapters. My current h-index is 18. In the recent past, I have served as reviewer for Frontiers Journal, MDPI journals, Nature press journals, Medicine, Pathogen and vectors, BMC Microbiology, Archives of Microbiology, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, and Indian Journal of Microbiology.

Stefan D Baral

Stefan Baral is a physician epidemiologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (JHSPH). Stefan has led epidemiological studies among key populations including men who have sex with men and sex workers in Southern, Eastern, and Western African countries as well as in Central and Southeastern Asia. Stefan acts as the Director of the Key Populations Program for the Center for Public Health and Human Rights at the JHSPH.

Peter Beerli

Professor in Scientific Computing; Training as an evolutionary biologist working with water frogs in the Mediterranean Sea; Distributor of the Bayesian population genetics inference program MIGRATE.
Interested in computational biology, in particular in computational population genetics and phylogenetics

Maria del Mar Bibiloni Esteva

Dr. Bibiloni Esteva has a degree in Biology (2007) and Biochemistry (2008) and PhD in Human Nutrition (2012) from the University of the Balearic Islands. She is a researcher at the Institute of Health Carlos III (CIBERobn, Pathophysiology of Obesity and Nutrition) and Assistant Professor of the Department of Fundamental Biology and Health Sciences of the University of the Balearic Islands.

Jason K Blackburn

I am an Associate Professor of Medical Geography at the University of Florida. I am jointly appointed to the Emerging Pathogens Institute and I run BSL-3 Select Agent pathogen lab focused on bacteria. I founded and direct the Spatial Epidemiology & Ecology Research Lab, which combines our BSL-3 work with spatial modeling of pathogen habitats, animal movements, and ecological modeling.

Andrew W Byrne

Epidemiologist at the DAFM Ireland. My research interests are primarily focused on infectious disease in wildlife and domestic hosts, wildlife ecology and management, and the concept of "one health".

Eduardo Castro-Nallar

Originally trained as a biochemist, got a PhD in Biological Sciences at The George Washington University, and now is Associate Professor in the Center for Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology, Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile.

Eduardo is interested in microbial (meta)genomics, computational biology, and bioinformatics.

Ciro Cattuto

Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department of the University of Turin, Italy. Scientific Director of ISI Foundation, Italy.
Interested in Data & Network Science, Computational Social Science, Web Science, wearable sensors, Digital Epidemiology. SocioPatterns.org co-founder. Past: Sapienza University of Roma, Centro Enrico Fermi, RIKEN Frontier Research Systems, University of Michigan, University of Perugia.

Davide Chicco

Davide Chicco is a scientific researcher at the University of Toronto. He received his PhD. from Politecnico di Milano in 2014, and his MSc. in Computer Science from the University of Genoa, Italy in 2010. From September 2018 to January 2020 he was a researcher at the University Health Network (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Davide Chicco's research centres on biomedical informatics and machine learning.

Francesco Chirico

Contract Professor of Occupational Epidemiology at Post-graduate School of Occupational Health, Department of Life Sciences and Public Health, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome. Official Medical Doctor at Health Service Deopartment, Italian State Police. Editor in Chief and Founder at "Journal of Health and Social Sciences: The Italian Journal for Interdisciplinary Health and Social Development".