Zamberi Sekawi is a Professor of Medical Microbiology, Senior Consultant Clinical Microbiologist and the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia. He is actively involved in infectious diseases research. Zamberi has also published in more than 150 citation-indexed journals and has authored several books. He is currently the Chair of the Malaysian Influenza Working Group which focuses on the control and prevention of influenza. He is also a strong advocate for the use of vaccines for infectious diseases prevention.