70 cities in 10 months
Every two weeks Gueye flies back and forth between his home in Paris and the African continent – he’s been to 70 cities in the past 10 months alone. Every time Gueye gets on a plane, his 10-year-old son pushes a thumbtack into a world map to mark his father’s next destination. “I explain to my kids that I help doctors in Africa to help people.”
For his job at QIAGEN, he is happy to travel to places “where nobody else wants to go,” knowing it makes a positive impact on the people there. Recently, he spent two days traveling to a refugee camp in Makere, Tanzania, where he helped reestablish the testing process for latent TB infection using QuantiFERON. “It was one of my most memorable experiences in this job,” he reflects.