Professor Martin Peter Grobusch (MD, PhD, MSc, DTM&H, FRCP) obtained his medical degree from Bonn University, Germany, and completed his specializations in internal medicine, infectious diseases and tropical medicine in the UK and in Berlin, Germany. Following a period of full-time tropical diseases research at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Tübingen, Germany, and the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, Gabon, he was appointed Full Professor (Chair) of Infectious Diseases at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa in 2005. In 2010, he took up the position as Professor (Chair) of Tropical Medicine and Travel Medicine and Head of the Center of Tropical Medicine and Travel Medicine at the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam. He is Visiting Professor at the University of Tübingen, Germany, Adjunct Member and Professor at the Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and Director of the newly-founded Masanga Medical Research Center in Masanga, Sierra Leone.
MPG’s main research interests are malaria, HIV/tuberculosis and co-infections, viral haemorrhagic fevers, travel medicine and general infectious diseases topics as they arise from clinical practice. In addition to the home base in Amsterdam, he heads clinical research groups based in Lambaréné/Gabon, Cape Town/South Africa and Masanga/Sierra Leone. Up to date, he has published over 350 papers in peer-reviewed journals (h-index: 38) and contributes to several journals in editorial functions as well as in various functions to several infectious diseases related societies (MPG is ESCMID Fellow).