Dr. César Muñoz-Fontela is the head of the Research Group Emerging Viruses at the Bernhard-Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicin in Hamburg. He obtained his doctoral degree on Microbiology and Parasitology from the Complutense University of Madrid in 2005. He was awarded with the prestigious ISICR Seymour and Vivian Milstein Young Investigator Award in 2008. As a Fulbright postdoctoral fellow in Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, he studied RNA viruses such as influenza and Ebola virus. His findings granted him the Ramon y Cajal Award from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education in 2011. Dr. Munoz-Fontela is a visiting scientist at the Institute for Lassa fever research and control in Irrua, Nigeria, and at the Laboratory of Hemorrhagic Fevers at Donka Hospital in Conakry, Guinea. He is a consultant for the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network as well as a member of the WHO Ebola Science Committee.
Wednesday, 23 June 2021
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. ET