Eduard is an avid lover of the natural world and amateur wildlife photographer. He completed his BSc. Zoology at the University of Pretoria in 2013. There after he moved to the University of the Free State to complete his BSc. Hons. Zoology, studying the phylogenetic relationships of haemoparasites in the local lizard population. In 2018 he finished his PhD in Molecular Biology at Stellenbosch University where he developed a number of molecular diagnostic techniques to detect Mycobacterium bovis infection in Phacochoerus africanus (Common Warthog). Currently he is investigating anti-body cross reactivity, to develop novel reagents for the detection and characterisation of various viral diseases, such as African Swine Fever and Foot-and-Mouth disease.