Julia Amberger, born in 1986, has studied languages and journalism in Freiburg, la Réunion and Leipzig. After her traineeship at the German national newspaper taz, die Tageszeitung, she fulfilled her dream, decided to work freelance, travelled to China, Afghanistan and Africa. She writes and produces radio features about science, security, environmental crime and society for the magazines stern, REPORTAGEN, internazionale and the German public broadcaster Deutschlandfunk.
Most of the deadly diseases like Ebola, Lassa and Zika find their origin in Africa. We will accompany researchers supported by the Robert Koch Institut who are looking for new pandemic threats to be able to predict future outbreaks.