Project Leads

Prof. Florence Oloo

Project Coordinator-Strathmore University
  • -Professor of Chemistry
  • -Director, Global and Community Engagement, Technical University of Kenya (TUK)
  • -Lead the Nanomedicine platform at the Centre for Research in Therapeutic Sciences (CREATES)- Strathmore University
  • -In partnership with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research in South Africa, was involved in the development of nano-particle formulated anti-malarial and anti-tuberculosis (TB) agents and pre-clinical testing of these formulations in small laboratory animals
  • -A member of the committee appointed by the government to come up with a policy on Nanotechnology for research development in the country
  • -Former deputy vice-chancellor at the Strathmore University
  • -Taught and supervised a number of undergraduate and graduate students; two Ph.D. students under my supervision graduated in the last three years
  • -Received a grant for setting up an Institutional Review Board (IRB) at CREATES- Strathmore University from European Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership
  • -Received a grant for research in Nanomedicine, Kenya/SA bilateral agreement


Prof. Abdallah Badou

Lead Partner-Hassan II University of Casablanca

• Professor of Immunology, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Casablanca, Morocco
• Principal recipient, PPR research grant from the “Moroccan ministry of research”, “Bio-engineering of nanobodies for immunotherapy of cancer
• Co-recipient, research grant from the UH2C, “Biomedical, bioengineering and social aspects of cancer”.
• Co-recipient, UH2C grant support for “LPCM” Lab
• Principal recipient, PHC Toubkal “France-Morocco partnership”.
• Principal recipient, UH2C support for digital projects in cancer
• Co-founding member of the Moroccan Society of Immunology (SMI).
• Secretary General of the Moroccan Society of Immunology (SMI).
• BMC Immunology; Molecular Pathology and Biochemistry; Iore Journal of Immunology; Journal of Vaccines, Immunology and Immunopathology; Open Immunology Journal; Clinics in Oncology Research and International Journal of drug design development

Prof. Gordon Awandare

Lead Partner-University of Ghana
  • He is a Professor at the Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology and the founding Director of the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) at the University of Ghana
  • His research interest is in the molecular and cellular aspects of infectious diseases in Africa, with specialization in the biology of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, and the pathogenesis of its infections in African children.
  • He has won several major competitive grants as Principal Investigator (PI) and many others as Co-Investigator, securing funds for research, equipment, civil works, and fellowships for about 270 African scientists for Masters, doctoral and postdoctoral training

Prof. Clive Gray

Lead Partner-Stellenbosch University
  • Professor Gray is the convenor of the MSc and PhD programmes in Immunology at Stellenbosch University.
  • He has 30 years of experience in immunology research and is a specialist in HIV immunology in adults and children.
  • He is an experienced Professor of Immunology at Stellenbosch and heads a vibrant division of immunology research.

Prof. Asma Gati

Lead Partner-University of Tunis El Manar

Associate Professor of Immunology at the Faculty of Science of Tunis; University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia

Asma GATI is a graduate of the University Paris V, where she received her Master’s degree in 1999 and her PhD in Immunology in 2003. During her doctoral thesis, she studied the implication of NK inhibitory receptor on the susceptibility of tumor cells to T cell lysis at the laboratory of “Cytokines et Immunologie des tumeurs” laboratory, Institut Gustave Roussy, France. In the period of 2004-2006, she carried out her postdoctoral at the laboratory of “Klinik und Poliklinik für Onkologie”, UniversitätsSpital Zürich, Switzerland where she investigated the characterization of the immune response against the melanocyte differentiation antigen RAB38/NY-MEL-1 in melanoma patients.

Since 2007, she is leading her own research group “Immunity and Cancer” at the laboratory of Genetic Immunology and human pathology at the Faculty of Science of Tunis, University Tunis El Manar. Her research main objective is to decipher the link between obesity and cancer. Dr. GATI is actually the Tunisian National Contact Point (NCP) for the European Innovation Council-Horizon Europe and member of the bureau of the Tunisian society of Immunology.

Prof. Marielle Bouyou Akotet

Lead Partner-Universite’ des Sciences de la Sante’
  • Professor and Head of Dept, Parasitology-Mycology, Tropical Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine
  • Head of Operations, Clinical Research Unit
  • Co-applicant on DELGEME, A DELTAS programme that supports 15 Masters and 10 PhD students per year
  • Principal Investigator on EDCTP Senior Fellowship
  • Board member for CANTAM: Central African Network of Excellence for Tuberculosis, HIV and Malaria
Prof. Mourad Abed

Prof. Mourad Abed

Technical University-Universite Polytechnique Hauts-de-France
  • Full Professor in Computer science at the LAMIH UMR CNRS 8201 research lab of the Université Polytechique Hauts-de-France (France)
  • Vice-President of Digital technology, Pedagogical Innovation and Strategic and Partnership Projects,
  • Vice-President the “InnovENT-E Institute” foundation: it aims to support SMEs and SMIs in innovation and internationally,
  • Research activities focus mainly on topics related to knowledge engineering and information retrieval, design and evaluation of interactives systems, Data analysis Big Data, social network analysis, semantic modeling and interactive application generation, and design of socially responsible logistic networks,
  • Supervision of more than 25 PhD and HDR students,
  • Author and co-author of more than 210 peer reviewed publications in international journals, books, book chapters and conference proceedings,
  • Member and Lecture of the scientific committees for international journals, Coordinator of special issues of journals,
  • Member of Technical Committee, Session Chair or Program, Committee member of numerous conferences, IEEE Engineering Management Society, IEEE Man, Systems and Cybernetics Society, GDR PRC-I3, USIXML,

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