Professor Martin Peter Grobusch

Professor of Tropical Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam

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 (mainly malaria) research at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Tübingen, Germany, and the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, Gabon, he served as Full Professor (Chair) of Infectious Diseases and Head of the Infectious Diseases Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa up from 2005. Since 2010, he is Full 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; Clinical Work Group Leader at CERMEL in Lambaréné, Gabon; 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, vaccine immunology in the immune-compromised patient and general tropical medicine/infectious diseases topics as they arise from clinical practice.

Up to date, he has published 400 papers in peer-reviewed journals (h-index: 48) and contributes to several journals in editorial functions as well as in various functions to several infectious diseases related societies (MPG is ESCMID Fellow).