Professor Jawhar Gharbi is the Director of Studies & Vice Direct or Higher Institute of Biotechnology University of Monastir, Tunisia. He obtained his MSc (1995) in Molecular Genetic and his PhD (1999) in Molecular Virology from the University of Tunis ElManar, Tunisia. He obtained the international diploma of Fundamental Virology from the Pasteur Institute of Paris, France in 1997. He also gained the Habilitation (HDR) in Virology from the University of Monastir, Tunisia in 2006. Afterwards, he received a one-year postdoctoral research as Fulbright scholarship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center UNMC, Omaha, USA. He has been appointed deputy director of the Higher Institute of Biotechnology of Monastir. His research focuses on viral epidemiology, viral pathogenesis and virulence, vaccines development for RNA+ viruses. He has co-published about 50 papers in indexed journals. He has been involved as Principal Investigator in establishing several joint scientific projects with Moroccan, French, German, Spanish and Indian scientists aiming at studying the circulation, pathogenesis and control of viruses. He is co-founder of the Tunisian Society of Microbiology in 2007 and founder of the Tunisian Association of Genomics in 2010. He was invited as visiting professor in several worldwide universities and research centers. Professor Gharbi is the head of the Research Unit UR17ES30 “Virology and Antiviral Strategies” at the University of Monastir.
- Working on visibility of the WSV among all countries by asking the association of colleagues and students from many countries to be affiliated to the WSV.
- Developing more the teaching and training of the field of virology among universities and research centers by organizing international courses of virology each 1-2 years in different regions of the world
- Suggesting new strategies in communications to better connect committees of the WSV between them and reach more interactions with all affiliated persons…
- Organizing workshops with special thematic in different regions to help especially researchers and students from non developing countries to set up research activities in their countries
- Creation of centers of excellence by regions in the training and teaching of Virology.