Amadou Alpha Sall is a virologist and has a PhD in public health. He received his scientific education in France at the universities Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, Paris-Sud, Orsay, and Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris. Currently he is the head of the Arboviruses and Viral Hemorrhagic Fever unit, director of the WHO collaborating center, and scientific director of Institut Pasteur de Dakar, which belongs to the Institut Pasteur International Network. His research focuses primarily on ecology and evolution of arboviruses and viral hemorrhagic fever. He has published more than 80 papers and book chapters and presented more than 100 scientific papers in international conferences. Dr. Sall is a recipient of the Senegal Presidential Award for Science and is a member of the Senegal National Academy of Science and Technology.