Expanded Board

ZENO BISOFFI 

ZENO BISOFFI 
(ITALY)

Professor Zeno Bisoffi (MD, PhD, DTM&H, zeno.bisoffi@sacrocuore.it) is the Director of the Department of Infectious - Tropical Diseases and Microbiology, IRCCS Sacro Cuore Don Calabria Hospital, Negrar (Verona), and Associate Professor of Infectious and Tropical Diseases at the University of Verona. Coordinator of TropNet (European Network for Tropical Medicine and Travel Health). His main areas of interest are Malaria, Neglected Tropical Diseases (in particular strongyloidiasis) and Clinical Logic.

OGOBARA DOUMBO

OGOBARA DOUMBO – 1956-2018 (IN MEMORIAM)
(MALI)

Professor Ogobara Doumbo (MD, PhD) has been Director of the Malaria Research and Training Center and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology of Parasitic Diseases at the University of Mali. From 1996 to 2001, he directed the Mali-Tulane Tropical Medical Research Center Program and, since 1994, he has served as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Tropical Medicine at the Tulane School of Public Health.



PAULO FERRINHO

Paulo Ferrinho
(Portugal)

Professor Paulo Ferrinho (MD, PhD, pferrinho@ihmt.unl.pt) graduated in Medicine at the Cape University, South Africa. He is Full Professor and Director of the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Lisbon) and Director of the Center of Excellence, Global Health and Tropical Medicine. He is a Technical Consultant of the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CPLP) and Observer Member of the Board of Directors of the Tropical Diseases Research Program (TDR) of the WHO. His research interests include planning and human resources in health, issues on which he has numerous publications.



FILOMENO FORTES

Filomeno Fortes
(angola)

Professor Filomeno Fortes (MD, PhD, Specialist in Public Health,( filomenofortes@gmail.com) Chief of the National Department for Disease Control in Angola, Director of the National Malaria Control Program, President of the National Technical Committee for Onchocercosis Elimination (2000-2017), currently is the Coordinator of the PhD Course in Biomedical Sciences of Agostinho Neto University, Angola.



MARY R. GALINSKI

MARY R. galinski 
(usa)

Professor Galinski (mgalins@emory.edu) is the founding Director of the International Center for Malaria Research, Education and Development (ICMRED) at Emory University, Atlanta Georgia, USA (1998-present), with interests in all aspects of the disease and efforts to End Malaria. In 1992 she founded the Malaria Foundation International, with the mission to facilitate the development and implementation of solutions to the health, economic and social problems caused by malaria. In 2012, she became the director of the Malaria Host-Pathogen Interaction Center (MaHPIC) at Emory University, a transdisciplinary consortium to study malaria systems biology involving non-human primate models and clinical investigations.

SOCRATES HERRERA

SOCRATES HERRERA
(COLOMBIA)

Professor Sócrates Herrera (MD, sherrera@inmuno.org) is currently Director of the Caucaseco Scientific Research Center in Cali, Colombia, which leads a consortium of several biomedical research centers dedicated to malaria research, with important emphasis on P vivax vaccine development.



PETER J. HOTEZ

Peter J. Hotez
(usa)

Professor Peter J. Hotez, (MD, PhD., hotez@bcm.edu) is the founding Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine where he is also chief of the Section of Pediatric Tropical Medicine and the Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair of Tropical Pediatrics. He is alsoDirector of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development and the Baker Institute Fellow in Disease and Poverty at Rice University and elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and American Academy of Arts & Sciences.



SHIGEYUKI KANO

SHIGEYUKI KANO
(JAPAN)

Professor Shigeyuki Kano, (MD, PhD, kano@ri.ncgm.go.jp) is Director of the Department of Tropical Medicine and Malaria, Research Institute, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Japan. He is President of Japanese Society of Tropical Medicine (2015-2020), and currently, Board Member of Japan Association for International Health, Japanese Society of Travel and Health, Japanese Society of Clinical Parasitology, the Japanese Society of Parasitology, member of ASTMH, and Fellow of RSTMH. He is serving as an advisor of JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) for the malaria control project under Japanese ODA or Global Fund.


Aileen M. Marty

Aileen M. Marty
(USA)

Prof. Dr Marty (amarty@fiu.edu) is a Physician, Scientist, Professor of Emerging Infections, Pathologist and National Security Advisor with nearly 40-years of experience in tropical medicine, infectious disease, and pathology. She serves as a voting member of the President’s advisory council for combating antibiotic resistance and is a senior advisor for the World Health Organisation’s health-security interface team. Dr Marty provides tropical medicine training for physicians in Miami, teaches courses in One Health, and serves as a member of the FIU-FAST team preparing plans and policy for Disaster management, including CBRNE events.

Gholamreza Mowlavi

Gholamreza Mowlavi
(IRAN)

Professor Doctor Gholamreza Mowlavi (molaviva@tums.ac.ir) integrates the academic staff of the Medical Parasitology and Mycology Department, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran. He is a parasitologist mainly working on Helminthology. His main areas of interest are: helminths in tissue sections; rare and unusual human helminthic cases; urinary shistosomiasis in Khuzestan province (Iran); and paleoparasitology. He is a Member of the board of the Iranian Society of Parasitolgy (ISP) and a Member of the research council: Center for Research of Endemic Parasites of Iran (TUMS).


Samson Mukaratirwa

Samson Mukaratirwa
(South Africa)

Professor Samson Mukaratirwa (DVM, MVSc, PhD, Mukaratirwa@ukzn.ac.za) is full Professor of Parasitology at the School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. His main research interest is in a variety of tropical parasitic diseases of economic and public health importance and has a passion on "Neglected Parasitic Zoonoses" affecting the resource-poor communities in Africa which includes malaria, schistosomiasis, Taenia solium cysticercosis, fascioliasis and trichinelliasis.

Momar Ndao

Momar Ndao
(canada)

Professor Dr. Momar Ndao (DVM, MSc, PhD, momar.ndao@gmail.com) is the Director of the Canadian National Reference Centre for Parasitology. He is Associate Professor at McGill University, Department of Medicine, Co-chair of the Food and Environmental Parasitology Network (Health Canada) and member of the committee of the World Federation of Parasitologists. His research interests include diagnosis, study of host-parasite interactions; drugs screening, vaccine and biomarkers discovery for parasitic diseases.

STEPHANE PICOT

STEPHANE PICOT
(france)

Professor Stephane PICOT (MD, PhD, stephane.picot@univ-lyon1.fr) is the founding Director of the Malaria Research Unit at the Institute of Molecular and Supramolecular Chemistry and Biochemistry (ICBMS) and Chair of the Department of Parasitology and Medical Mycology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lyon, France. He is President of the scientific committee of French Malaria National Reference Center. He is cofounder and past president of the Consortium against Parasites and Fungi (CAPF). His main areas of interest are malaria and tropical medicine, drug development and regulated cell death. He is president of the French application committee for ICTMM 2024.



Antonieta Rojas de Arias

Antonieta Rojas de Arias
(Paraguay)

Professor Dr. Antonieta Rojas de Arias (PhD, rojasdearias@gmail.com), a Biologist with post-graduate studies in Education Sciences, Public Health and Medical Entomology, is the Technical Director of the Center for the Development of the Scientific Research (CEDIC), President of the Scientific Society of Paraguay and the General Secretary of the Latin American Federation of Parasitology (FLAP). Her main areas of competences are vector-borne diseases with emphasis in Chagas disease and leishmaniasis and field epidemiology, with particular interest in disease transmission cycles that cross-over into zoonosis.

J. Russell Stothard

J. Russell Stothard
(United Kingdom)

Professor Russel Stothard (Russell.Stothard@lstmed.ac.uk) is a medical parasitologist, specialist in field epidemiology and research-led expeditions at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. He is Director of the implementation research consortium COUNTDOWN and of the undergraduate BSc course entitled Tropical Disease Biology. His main areas of interest are: molecular evolution and spatial epidemiology of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) with primary focus on schistosomiasis control and preventive chemotherapy; soil-transmitted helminthiasis and other snail-trematode diseases and their interplay with malaria; female and male genital schistosomiasis, longer-term control of the HIV epidemic in Africa and disease transmission cycles that cross-over into zoonosis.

Louis-Albert Tchuem-Tchuenté

Louis-Albert Tchuem-TchuentÉ
(Cameroon)

Professor Dr. Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté (PhD, tchuemtchuente@schisto.com) is the founding Director of the research Center for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology, Coordinator of the National Programme for the Control of Schistosomiasis and Intestinal Helminthiasis, Coordinator of the COUNTDOWN on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Project in Cameroon, and NTD Ambassador. He also serves as the Regional Adviser for Africa of the UK Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and as NTD expert for the World Health Organization.


XIAO-NONG ZHOU

Xiao-Nong Zhou
(CHINA)

Professor Xiao-Nong ZHOU (PhD, zhouxn1@chinacdc.cn) is Director of the National Institute of Parasitic Diseases (NIPD) at the Chinese Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (China CDC). He has written extensively on parasitology and parasitic diseases and has collaborated with WHO, including WHO STAC of WHO-TDR, WHO Strategic Advisory Group on Malaria Eradication, WHO Western Pacific Regional Programme Review Group on NTDs. He is Editor-in-Chief for the Infectious Diseases of Poverty..

Bibigul Zhumabekova

Bibigul Zhumabekova
(Kazakhstan)

Professor Dr. Bibigul Zhumabekova (bibigul_kz@bk.ru) is Director of the Biocenology and Ecological Investigations Scientific Center and Professor of General Biology at the Department in Pavlodar State Pedagogical Institute, Kazakhstan. She is the main editor of the journal “Biological Sciences of Kazakhstan”. Her main areas of interest are Parasitology and parasitic diseases, Control of the number of bloodsucking insects using biological methods, and Ecological systems.