Expanded Board

ZENO BISOFFI 

ZENO BISOFFI 
(ITALY)

Professor Zeno Bisoffi (MD, PhD, DTM&H, zeno.bisoffi@sacrocuore.it) is the Director of the Centre for Tropical Diseases, Sacro Cuore Hospital, Negrar (Verona), Past President of the Italian Society of Tropical Medicine, and Past Secretary, Past President and Current Board Member of the Federation of European Societies for Tropical Medicine and International Health (FESTMIH). His main areas of interest are Malaria, Neglected Tropical Diseases (in particular strongyloidiasis) and Clinical Logic.

OGOBARA DOUMBO

OGOBARA DOUMBO
(MALI)

Professor Ogobara Doumbo (MD, PhD, okd@mrtcbko.org) is the 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; 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) is currently the 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 and Professor at the Faculty of Medicine (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 Socrates Herrera  (MD, sherrera@inmuno.org) is the founding Director of the Immunology Institute  School of Health at Universidad del Valle, Cali (Colombia) and is currently Director of Centro Latino Americano de Investigación en Malaria (CLAIM) a US-NIH International Center of Excellence for Malaria Research. He is also the founder and director of Caucaseco Scientific Research Institute which lead a consortium of biomedical research centers in Colombia.



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 and 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 also President of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, Director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development and the Baker Institute Fellow in Disease and Poverty at Rice University.



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 (2015-2017), 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, Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist and National Security Advisor with a quarter century experience in tropical medicine, infectious disease and pathology. She is a Senior Marketer, Federal Officer - Commander (Ret), in on the UN roster as United Nations Weapons Inspector and she has extensive skill as an executive level manager/specialist/ and educator in Emergency Medical Services, disaster preparedness and response, antiterrorism operations, and consequence management of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) incidents. She has published over 90 books and scientific articles.

Gholamreza Mowlavi

Gholamreza Mowlavi
(IRAN)

Professor Doctor Gholamreza Mowlavi (molavig@yahoo.com), integrates the academic staff of the Medical Parasitology and Medical 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; urinary shistosomiasis in Khuzestan province (Iran); trichinellosis in wildlife; rare and unusual human helminthic cases and paleoparasitology. He has around 50 scientific publications and he is a Member of the board of the Iranian Society of Parasitolgy and a Member of the research council: Center for Research of Endemic Parasites of Iran (CREPI), Tehran University.

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.

XIAO-NONG ZHOU

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.



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), former Deputy Director of NIPD (2001-2010) and former Deputy Director of Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases (2009-2001). He acted as Chairman of the National Expert Advisory Committee on Schistosomiasis of China’s Ministry of Health (MOH, 2003-2011), and as of the National Expert Committee on Schistosomiasis & Parasitic Diseases, MOH (2011-). He has written extensively on parasitology and parasitic diseases and has collaborated with WHO/TDR and WHO, including WHO STAC on NTDs, WHO Foodborne Burden Epidemiology Reference Group. 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.