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Ahmad Ghiffari 

 

Ahmad Ghiffari, M.D.

Ph.D. student

B4.3: TIGER MOSQUITOES: THE INVASION OF EUROPE

B4.2: VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES AND DISEASE VECTORS IN THE RHEIN-MAIN AREA

Research interests/current works

As a medical doctor from an equatorial country I am most interested in those aspects of clinical and laboratory medicine that span the field between climate change and infectious diseases. My research focuses on the development and validation of new tools for predicting infectious disease dynamics that are related to climate change, including malaria and dengue fever. Climatic and many other abiotic and biotic parameters unsurprisingly influence pathogen replication, vectors, disease reservoir populations and human societies. Relatively few studies address climatic influences at interannual or longer timescales. Thus, I seek to contribute to a deeper understanding of how environmental factors affect infectious diseases in the longer term, and to develop dynamic forecast models for selected diseases.

Short CV

Since 2011: Junior Researcher, Climate Change Unit, Ministry of the Environment, Indonesia
2009-2011: Master studies and M.Sc. in Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Sriwijaya University, Indonesia
1999-2006 : Clinical studies, Faculty of Medicine, Sriwijaya University, Indonesia
 
Contact:
Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F)
Emerging and Neglected Tropical Diseases Unit
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
Phone: +49 69 7542-1808
Fax: +49 69 7542-1800
E-Mail: Ahmad.Ghiffari(at)senckenberg.de
Office: Mertonstr. 17*21, 403 C
60325 Frankfurt am Main
Germany