Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit

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Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit
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Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit
Born(1979-03-25)March 25, 1979
Berlin - Pankow
NationalityGerman
EducationCharité Medical School
Alma materGoethe University
Known forDeputy Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Arbovirus and Haemorrhagic Fever Reference and Research at the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine
Children1
Scientific career
FieldsVirology
InstitutionsUniversity of Hamburg
ThesisDevelopment and evaluation of serological assays for the detection of human infections by New World hantaviruses imported to Europe

Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit (born 25 March 1979 in Berlin - Pankow) is a German virologist and Professor of Arbovirology at the University of Hamburg.[1] Schmidt-Chanasit is also the Deputy Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Arbovirus and Haemorrhagic Fever Reference and Research at the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine.[2]

Early career[edit]

Schmidt-Chanasit earned his MD from Charité Medical School in 2006. After defending his thesis on "Development and evaluation of serological assays for the detection of human infections by New World hantaviruses imported to Europe" he worked as a guest scientist at the Kasetsart University in Bangkok. From 2008 he began to work as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Medical Virology of Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, where he gained his post-doctoral qualification (habilitation) in virology, in 2010.[3] Schmidt-Chanasit has been leading the WHO Collaborating Centre for Arbovirus and Haemorrhagic Fever Reference and Research at the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg since 2010. In 2018, Schmidt-Chanasit became Professor of Arbovirology at the University of Hamburg. The research groups lead by Schmidt-Chanasit work on Emerging and Reemerging viruses (e.g. Ebola virus, Borna virus, Zika virus or Usutu virus).[4] In this context, one main focus is on viruses that are transmitted by mosquitos. In particular, he investigates the interaction between arboviruses and their vectors. Furthermore, he also develop models to better predict arbovirus epidemics. Schmidt-Chanasit has identified several new viral pathogens and is author of more than 200 scientific papers, including journals like The New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet.[5]

Schmidt-Chanasit is married, father of a son and lives with his family in Berlin and Bangkok.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biologie, Website Team. "Univ.-Prof. Dr.med. Dr.med.habil. Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit : Lehrbeauftragte / Promotionsverfahren : Universität Hamburg". www.biologie.uni-hamburg.de (in German). Archived from the original on 2018-09-25. Retrieved 2018-10-20.
  2. ^ "WHOCC - WHO Collaborating Centres". apps.who.int. Retrieved 2018-10-20.
  3. ^ "Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit" (in German). Körber Stiftung. Retrieved 2018-10-20.
  4. ^ "Arbeitsgruppe Schmidt-Chanasit" (in German). Bernhard-Nocht-Institut für Tropenmedizin. 2018-10-04. Retrieved 2018-10-20.
  5. ^ "Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit". scholar.google.com. Retrieved 2018-10-20.