Lena Merkel

Research Fellow


  • Short CV

    • Since 02/2022: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of African Affairs and in the research project "INFECTIONS in an Urbanizing World - Humans, Animals, Environments"

    • 10/2020 - 05/2021: Student Assistant at the Centre for Modern Indian Studies, Göttingen

    • 02/2020 - 02/2021: Student Assistant at the Institute for the World Economy in the research area International Financial Markets and Macroeconomics

    • 08/2019 - 09/2021: Project Manager in the project "Save Today, Be Happy Tomorrow" for the Centre for Modern Indian Studies in Pune, India

    • 10/2015 - 09/2020: Student assistant and tutor at the Institute for Economic and Social History at the Georg-August-University Göttingen

    • Studies: M.A. History of Global Markets, M.Sc. Development Economics, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen; B.A. Economics, B.A. History & Economic and Social History, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen; Semester abroad: University of Pune, India & EWHA Womans University Seoul, Republic of Korea

    Current Research

    • Health and health systems

    • Antimicrobial resistance

    Lena Merkel

    Research Fellow

    lena.merkel@giga-hamburg.de

    Research Project | 01/04/2021 - 31/03/2025

    INFECTIONS in an Urbanizing World - Humans, Animals, Environments

    The Leibniz Research Alliance INFECTIONS promotes interdisciplinary research across several sections of the Leibniz Association. It focuses on the spread of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) microbes in an urbanizing society. This is a topical issue since a number of endemic infectious diseases are the leading cause of disease and mortality worldwide. In addition, humanity is increasingly challenged by emerging infectious agents that are often zoonotic in nature, such as the coronavirus outbreak.
    Leibniz Association, 2021-2025

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