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Senior Scientist, icddr,b (formerly International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh)
Cumilla City Corporation, Cumilla, Bangladesh
Firdausi  Qadri

Dr. Firdausi Qadri, Senior Scientist, and Head, Mucosal Immunology and Vaccinology Unit, Infectious Diseases Division, at icddr,b, Bangladesh. She is also the founder and leads to Institute for Developing Science and Health Initiatives (ideSHi). Her work includes basic and applied immunology of infectious diseases but also clinical and large field-based studies on enteric vaccines. Dr. Qadri has more than 527 publications in a peer-reviewed journal of high impact (Web of Science). She has been elected a fellow and member of many societies including ASM, AAM, TWAS, IDSA, BAS, INSA, and NITAGE, and serves on advisory boards including the ISDB science, biotechnology, and innovation board. Recently, her research focuses very much on Covid-19 infections and vaccinations. She also received several prestigious awards such as Moselio Schaechter Award by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Christophe & Rodolphe Mérieux Foundation Prize, French Academy of Sciences, Prof. C.N.R. Rao Prize from TWAS. She is a laureate of the 2020 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award for her contribution to understanding and preventing infectious diseases affecting children in developing countries. Very recently Dr. Qadri won the Ramon Magsaysay Award 2021 which is known as Asia’s Nobel Prize.

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