Noncommunicable Disease (NCD) Working Group

Communicable Diseases (CD) Working Group

Dr. Bongani Mayosi

Chair, NCD Working Group


Professor of Medicine, Head of the Department of Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town

Dr. Sékou F. Traoré 

Chair, CD Working Group


Department of Fundamental Sciences, Faculty of Medicine Pharmacy and Dentistry, University of Mali Director of the Malaria Research and Training Center Entomology/Mali International Center for Excellence

Dr. Adebowale A. Adeyemo 

Deputy Director, Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health

Dr. Dominic Kwiatkowski 

Deputy Chair, CD Working Group


MRC Clinical Research Professor, Oxford University, Head of the Malaria Programme, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Director of the MRC Centre for Genomics and Global Health

Dr. Michael Hayden

Killam Professor of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia, Research Chair in Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine, Director of the Center for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT)ty

Dr. Onesmo K. Ole-MoiYoi

Senior Visiting Scientist, International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Senior Consultant, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Aga Khan University and Medical School, Chairman, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute

Dr. Mark McCarthy

Robert Turner Professor of Diabetes, University of Oxford, Chairman, Oxford Centre for Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism Group Head at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

Dr. Muntasar Ibrahim

Professor and Head, Department of Molecular Biology Institute of Endemic Diseases University of Khartoum

Dr. Sonia Abdelhak

Principal Biologist, Institut Pasteur de Tunis

Dr. Rose Gana Fomban Leke

Professor of Immunology and Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of the Université de Yaoundé I Chair, Director of the Biotechnology Centre at Université de Yaoundé

Dr. Clement Adebamowo

Director of Strategic Information, Research and Training, Institute of Human Virology Nigeria

Dr. Seydou Doumbia

Deputy Scientific Director of Malaria Research and Training Center Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health Faculty of Medicine, University of Bamako

Dr. Olufunmilayo I. Olopade

Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics Associate Dean for Global Health Director, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics and Global Health

Dr. Olugbenga Mokuol

Associate Professor of Paediatric University of Ilorin

Dr. Michele Ramsay

Professor, Division of Human Genetics, National Health Laboratory Service, University of the Witwatersrand

Dr. Charmaine D. M. Royal

Associate Research Professor, Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy and the Department of African and African American Studies, Duke University

Dr. Richard Cooper

Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Loyola University of Chicago Stitch School of Medicine

Dr. Julie Makani Senior

Lecturer and Specialist Physician, Department of Hematology and Blood Transfusion at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences

Dr. Winston Hide

Associate Professor of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health

Dr. Melanie Newport

Professor in Infectious Diseases and Global Health, Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Dr. Patricia A. Marshall

Professor of Bioethics and Anthropology, Co-Director of the Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law in the Department of Bioethics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Dr. Himla Soodyall

Director, Human Genomic Diversity and Disease Research Unit, National Health Laboratory Service and University of the Witwatersrand

Raj S. Ramesar

Head, Division of Human Genetics and Director of the Medical Research Council Human Genetics Research Unit, University of Cape Town

Dr. Alan Christoffels

Interim Director, South African National Bioinformatics Institute Director, Medical Research Council Bioinformatics Capacity Development Research Unit


Dr. Susan Bull

Senior Researcher, Ethics of Genomics and Global Health at The Ethox Center, University of Oxford