Silja is very happy to join the team at SAFOSO for 6 months as a junior consultant and to have the opportunity to gain more experience in the field of One Health. Currently, she is mostly supporting projects on COVID-19 as well as a few other projects on animal health.
Silja completed her studies in veterinary medicine at the University of Bern in January 2021. She is from Basel and started to study veterinary medicine originally to become a small animal veterinarian. This changed when she was introduced to veterinary public health during her studies. Silja was immediately fascinated by it and, therefore, she decided to write her master thesis at the Veterinary Public Health Institute on the activity pattern of free-roaming domestic dogs.
After her internship, in September 2021, she hopes to pursue a PhD at the Veterinary Public Health Institute on implementing and evaluating a Syndromic Surveillance System in Chad.
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