Dr Sayeh Ezzikouri received his PhD in 2008 from the University of Chouaib Doukkali El Jadida, Morocco. In 2008, he took up a researcher position in Virology unit at the Institut Pasteur du Maroc. His current research interests in the field of the epidemiology, virology and genetic aspects of hepatitis viruses and liver cancer in the Maghreb region with more than 47 papers. From 2013 to 2015, he moved to the transboundary animal diseases centre, Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan as assistant professor to work with Prof Kyoko Tsukiyama-Kohara’s group on establishment of small animal model of infection with hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus and related disease and also on biomarkers and drug discovery. He is currently works as head of Viral hepatitis Laboratory, Virology Unit, Institut Pasteur du Maroc, 1, Place Louis Pasteur, 20360, Casablanca, Morocco. He is recipient of many national and international awards. He serves as editorial board member and reviewer of number of journals.