Co-Investigator of iLEAD - PhD - Country Lead for Senegal
Professor Souleymane Mboup is a world-renowned researcher and professor. He is Head of the Bacteriology-Virology Laboratory at le Dantec Hospital in Dakar, which is a teaching hospital of Cheikh Anta Diop University. The Bacteriology-Virology Laboratory is Senegal’s reference laboratory, performing important research on HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases. Professor Mboup co-ordinates many activities, including at the national level with disease surveillance and monitoring programmes, and at the regional level with regional health networks. He works with the West African Network of Excellence for TB, AIDS and Malaria (WANETAM) and is the co-ordinator for West Africa Project Fair’s (WAPF) HIV research and prevention efforts. WANETAM is a collaborating centre for both UNITAID and ASLM. Professor Mboup recently established a non-profit laboratory organisation – the Institut de Recherche en Santé, de Surveillance Epidémiologique et de Formation (IRESSEF) in the Diamniadio District near Dakar.