Liz Noguera Zayas

Liz Paola Noguera Zayas

PhD student

Phone: +41 44 63 58 495

Room number: TBA 10.13

Liz studied veterinary medicine at the National University of Asunción, Paraguay (2008-2013). After two years in small and wildlife clinical practice (2014-2016), she developed a strong interested in the epidemiology of zoonoses and how every component in the ecosystem interacts to influence the emerging and reemerging of diseases.
Due to her motivation and having Paraguay a National Development Plan: 2030, she gained a scholarship to do her Master’s degree at the University of Montpellier in Emerging of Parasitic and Infectious diseases (2016-2018). As a part of her Master’s degree program, she did an internship at the Veterinary Faculty of the Complutense University of Madrid, with EPICONTROL Research Team (Spain) related to a "Study of an autochthonous focus of canine ocular thelaziosis in the northwest community of Madrid between the years 2016 and 2017". The second internship was in "Determination of the ecological niche of the invasive tick Hyalomma marginatum in the south of France" at the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) in ASTRE (Animal, Health, Territories, Risks and Ecosystems). Through those years, she reinforced her determination to apply her experience and learning to make a little contribution in Paraguay’s health regarding zoonoses. Then finishing her master’s degree, she applied for a doctoral scholarship granted by Paraguay (BECAL). Since June 2019, she has integrated the PhD program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Zurich (Life Science Zurich Graduate School). Now she is working on zoonoses with a One Health approach in Paraguay, supervised by Paul Torgerson and Simon Rüegg.