He is scientist at Institute of Biotechnology of the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic, but currently he is working on his Ph.D. thesis at the Human and Animal Health unit of the Epidemiology and Public Health Department of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute. Basel University.


  • Kasymbekov J, Imanseitov J, Ballif M, Schurch N, Paniga S, Pilo P, Tonolla M, Benagli C, Akylbekova K, Jumakanova Z, Schelling E, Zinsstag J (2013) Molecular epidemiology and antibiotic susceptibility of livestock Brucella melitensis isolates from Naryn Oblast, Kyrgyzstan. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7, e2047-.
  • Bonfoh B, Kasymbekov J, Dürr S, Toktobaev N, Doherr MG, Schueth T, Zinsstag J, Schelling E (2012) Representative seroprevalences of brucellosis in humans and livestock in Kyrgyzstan. EcoHealth 9, 132-138. 
  • Zinsstag J, Kasymbekov J, Schelling E, Bonfoh B (2012) It's time to control brucellosis in Central Asia. Bishkek and Abidjan: NCCR North-South.
  • Bonfoh B, Zinsstag J, Fokou G, Weibel D, Ould Tableb M, Ur-Rahim I, Maselli D, Kasymbekov J, Tanner M (2011) Pastoralism at the crossroads: new avenues for sustainable livelihoods in semi-arid regions. In: Wiesmann U, Hurni H (eds), Research for sustainable development: foundations, experiences, and perspectives. Bern: Geographica Bernensia, 549-570.
  • Zinsstag J, Schelling E, Bonfoh B, Fooks AR, Kasymbekov J, Waltner-Toews D, Tanner M (2009) Towards a "One Health" research and application tool box. Vet Ital 45, 119-131.