Profession & Career

ESCMID Panorama

ISF/ESCMID Sepsis Award

The 2011 recipient is...

Fuad Iraqi

Born on March 1st, 1961 in Tira City, Israel; Department of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, T el-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel, in recognition of his excellent abstract submitted for presentation at the 21st ECCMID / 27th ICC 2011.He will give a short oral presentation titled ‘The collaborative cross mouse genetic reference population as novel tool for dissecting host susceptibility to infectious diseases’ at the Sepsis Forum on Saturday, 7 May 2011.

Research Interests

Fuad Iraqi is a molecular geneticist who has worked for the last four years at the T el-Aviv University. His research is focused on understanding diseases' etiology and host susceptibility to infectious and chronic diseases including; Klebsiella pneumonia, Aspergillus fumigatus periodontitis, type-2 diabetes and modifiers for colon cancer. In addition he is working on a project for identifying the host genetic factors influencing immune response cell lineages in peripheral blood in the naive population, aiming to using this information in a predictive genetics approach. Following his graduation from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1989, he worked for two years at the Hospital for S ick Children in Toronto, Canada, two more years at Michigan State University, USA, before working for thirteen years with ILRI in Nairobi, Kenya on mapping genes associated with host susceptibility to trypanosomiasis, gastrointestinal nematodes and malaria in target species and a mouse model.