Dr Katharina Kreppel

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Dr Katharina Kreppel joined NM-AIST as postdoctoral training coordinator for the Afrique One–ASPIRE programme in 2017. Afrique One-ASPIRE is a DELTAS initiative to build pan- African research capacity in One Health. At NM-AIST she not only coordinates and facilitates the training courses for the Afrique One ASPIRE fellows from East and West Africa, but also actively supports resident students and frequently gives short courses and lectures in statistics, scientific writing and epidemiology. Dr Kreppel holds a PhD in Epidemiology from the School of Veterinary Sciences, University of Liverpool, UK. Her research interest lie in One Health and understanding the ecology and behavior of tropical disease vectors and relate these to the epidemiology of diseases. She has a total of 10 years’ experience of field-based research in Africa on the effects of climate and the environment on vector ecology and disease epidemiology. Dr. Kreppel is thus particularly interested in the effects of a changing climate on vector borne diseases and zoonoses to further the development of adaptive strategies. During her PhD she worked in collaboration with the Institute Pasteur de Madagascar on the epidemiology of plague and its links to climate on the island. In collaboration with the Ifakara Health Institute while affiliated with the University of Glasgow and Liverpool, UK, Dr Kreppel led projects investigating the effects of environment and climate on malaria vector behaviour, malaria mosquito dynamics and disease. Dr Kreppel has so far published a total of 16 papers in internationally peer-reviewed journals and gave many oral presentations at renowned international conferences. In 2018 she was a member of the interview panel for future leaders of Africa fellowships at the African Academy of Sciences for the Royal Society of London. Her role within the Afrique One- ASPIRE programme requires her to support postgraduate students and postdoctoral scientists working on a variety of One Health projects including rabies elimination, TB, food borne diseases, brucellosis and disease surveillance.

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