Volunteer: Waqas Ahmad
Country of Residence: Pakistan
Short bio: Dr. Waqas Ahmad is currently working as an Assistant Professor (Epidemiology and Public Health) in the Department of Clinical Sciences, at KBCMA University College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Narowal, Pakistan. He obtained his DVM and M.Phil degrees at University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan. He then went to pursue his PhD in Veterinary Public Health under the auspices of Chinese Government Scholarship at Jilin University, China. Over the course of his education, Ahmad developed a keen interest in teaching and research in the field of One Health, Epidemiology, food borne zoonotic diseases, infectious diseases, mentoring young veterinarians for outreach programs. His major field of study revolves around epidemiology of rabies and viral zoonoses.
Yeast genome sequencing is a fast-moving field of yeast research and is yielding significant results. This Thematic Issue from FEMS Yeast Research highlights the current advances being made in genome analysis and represents the progress that has been achieved over the last 25 years. Papers in this issue cover topics including fungal hybridization, RNA-seq data analysis, mass spectrometry, beer brewing, and the natural history of the Saccharomyces genus.