Nisreen AL-Hmoud (Jordan) obtained a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Abertay Dundee/Scotland in 2002. In 2003, she joined the Royal Scientific Society (RSS) of Jordan as a Researcher; and since 2009, she is leading the group of Bio-Risk at RSS. Dr AL-Hmoud is a member in the National Bio-safety Committee and the National Committee for Science and Technology Ethics in Jordan. She is also a member of Bat-Associated Pathogen and Ecology Research Network (BPERNet) steering committee (since 2017). Currently, Dr AL-Hmoud is the Director of the Biosafety and Biosecurity Centre at RSS. As a scientist, Dr AL-Hmoud is motivated to provide research that focuses on the public good; her research emphasis is the preservation of human health and biodiversity. She has particularly interested in effective and sustainable scientific international cooperation. She has dedicated her research in the last 15 years to the development of scientific capacity, in the fields of water & food safety and security, and evaluation of environmental risks for scientists, government agencies, local communities and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Jordan and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Besides that, Dr AL-Hmoud is actively contributing in Biorisk Management capacity building programs nationally and regionally. She is devoted to research that involves a holistic approach that takes into account microbiology, molecular biology, virology, toxicology and ecology; researching the most effective methods to reduce health risks associated with naturally occurring infectious disease events and other public health risks. Her research projects led to tens of papers, journal articles and chapters in books.