Fatma Amer graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Egypt and got her MSc and PhD degrees from the same university. She is the past head of Medical Microbiology and Immunology in Zagazig Faculty of Medicine, Egypt and the past president of the Arab Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antimicrobials. Currently she is an 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 international awards. She published numerous articles. She has been given many national, regional and international awards. Through fund raising and provision of technical assistance she was the first to introduce automated Microbiology Service in her university and participated in the establishment of the Molecular Biology Unit in the Medical Microbiology and Immunology Department. She 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.