Fatma Amer is the past head of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Zagazig Faculty of Medicne, Egypt and the past president of the Arab Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antimicrobials. Currently she is emeritus professor in the same university, the president of Hepatitis Working Group/International Society of Chemotherapy and Infection and is a board member of the International Society for Infectious Diseases. She supervised and evaluated many MSc and PhD theses, and is a reviewer of manuscripts submitted for journals, conferences and awards both national and international. She published numerous articles in peer- reviewed journals. She was the first to introduce automated Microbiology Service in her university. She participated in the establishment of the Molecular Biology Unit and introduced an MSc degree in Infection Control at her faculty. She developed two volumes of Infection Control books; the first of their kind in Egypt. She participated in conferences all over the world as organizer, chairperson and speaker.