Jacob Moran – Gilad
Prof. Jacob Moran-Gilad is a Medical Doctor board-certified in clinical microbiology and public health. His main research interest as a Professor of clinical microbiology at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel is development of molecular diagnostics and bioinformatics capabilities for application of genomic approaches in public health microbiology, focusing on water-borne, food-borne and antimicrobial resistant bacteria. He is a Senior Advisor to the Israeli Ministry of Health where he oversees a range of national strategic and policy-making activities and works with stakeholders across government and public sectors. Under this capacity he is leading the National Programme for Legionellosis Control, chairs the Advisory Committee for Microbiology and is involved in cross-cutting work relating to emergency preparedness, disease surveillance and outbreak control. Jacob is the Treasurer of the Israeli Society for Infectious Diseases, the Chairperson of the ESCMID Study Group for Genomic and Molecular Diagnostics (ESGMD), an executive committee member of the ESCMID Study Group for Legionella Infections (ESGLI) and an Associate Editor of Eurosurveillance.