Anita L. Michel
Dr. Anita Luise Michel was born on 20 July, 1963, in Germany.
She matriculated in 1982 and obtained the qualification as a
veterinarian in 1987 from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of
Munich, Germany. She completed a doctoral thesis on molecular
studies on Coxsackie virus at the Max-Planck-Institute for Virology
in Martinsried, Germany for which she obtained the degree Dr.
Med. Vet. cum laude from the same university in 1989. Also in
1989, she joined the research team concerned with viral diseases
of animals at the Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute near Pretoria.
Her main research fields included diagnostic methods and epidemiology
of malignant catarrhal fever in wildebeest and sheep. In 1995,
Dr. Michel joined the tuberculosis laboratory of the department
of bacteriology at the same institute and became head of this
department in 2002. Her main research activities focus on the
improvement of diagnostic methods for bacterial diseases and
the research on tuberculosis in domestic and wild animals. Dr.
Michel is the author or co-author of 21 scientific papers and
36 conference presentations.