Research Scientist/Engineer, CSIRO Health & Biosecurity Honorary Fellow at the Bio21 Institute, University of Melbourne
Victoria, Australia, Tunisian
Dr Samia Elfekih grew up in Tunisia, the land of Carthage. After graduating as an engineer, she decided to pursue her dreams of becoming an international researcher and was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to conduct her PhD in genetics in the US, followed by a postdoc funded by a UNESCO-L’Oréal fellowship at Imperial college London. Her research is focussed on the genomics of invertebrates and their distribution shifts under climate change. She also investigates biocontrol strategies managing vector-borne diseases (dengue fever and malaria). Samia is passionate about modern art, haute couture and travel between New York, Tokyo, London and Melbourne.