Dr. Heinz Feldman is an Associate Professor with the Department of Medical Microbiology at the University of Manitoba and the Chief of the Special Pathogens Program at the National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada. In addition, he holds an adjunct appointment with the Department of Pathology at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Feldman is a native of Germany. He received his B.Sc. in 1981 from the University of Giessen, Germany, then graduated from Medical School at the University of Marburg in 1987, followed by his Ph.D. in 1988 also from this University. His postdoctoral research was in filoviruses and hantaviruses at the Institute of Virology, University of Marburg, Germany, and later at the Special Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, U.S.A, where he held a fellowship from the 慛ational Research Council�. Dr. Feldman is a laboratory expert on high containment viruses (BSL4) and serves as a consultant on viral hemorrhagic fevers for the World Health Organization. He is a member of national and international professional societies, an editor for Archives of Virology, and serves on the editorial board of several virology journals and as an invited reviewer for journals from related fields. He is an external scientific reviewer for national and international organizations and serves as a scientific consultant for high containment laboratories. His professional interest is in the pathogenesis of hemorrhagic fever viruses, such as Ebola virus, Lassa virus and hantaviruses, and other level 3 & 4 viral pathogens. Dr. Heinz Feldmann has published over 120 papers, book chapter and reviews and has presented at more conferences and seminars as an invited lecturer worldwide. He was awarded with several honors including the 慙鰂fler-Frosch Award� from the German Society for Virology and the 慉rnold Wedum Memorial Lecture Award� from American Biological Safety Association.