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.
FEMS Microbes are excited to present their latest thematic issue, focusing on bacterial-viral co-infections. Host and microbial factors are critically important for influencing the severity and outcome of infection. Interactions between microbes is an understudied yet important aspect to this process.