Esayas Gelaye received his Ph.D. in Virology/Biotechnology from BOKU University, Austria. He is a Senior Researcher and Deputy Director General at the National Veterinary Institute (NVI) of Ethiopia, Debre Zeit. He is a peer reviewer for four international journals, authored, and co-authored several research publications. He has developed and improved veterinary vaccines for seven livestock diseases, and four molecular and serology diagnostic methods. He is an active member of International Vaccinology Network.