Dr. Daniel Mukadi-Bamuleka is a medical virologist from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with over ten years of experience in controlling epidemic diseases such as Ebola, Monkeypox, Measles, Chikungunya, Poliovirus, and HIV. He has been directly involved in coordinating laboratory responses for six Ebola virus disease outbreaks in the DRC, including the deadliest outbreak in the country’s history (2018-2020).

Hi, my name is Nathalie Verzele and I’m a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland in Australia. My PhD topic is “The neuromodulation of inflammation in pulmonary infections” in the virology lab of the “Flu Fighter”, Dr. Kirsty Short in collaboration with Dr. Alice McGovern. How did I get here, you ask? Let me tell you, it was a long road with many ups and downs.