Nicaise Ndembe

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Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, African Union Commission, Science Office

Dr. Ndembi focuses on molecular virology to implement genomics capacity. His research interests include vaccine research especially understanding protective immune responses and genomic epidemiology with a focus on HIV diversity and resistance to antiretroviral therapy.

Dr. Ndembi is Chief Science Advisor to the Africa CDC Director. He leads the Africa CDC's Partnerships for African Vaccine Manufacturing (PAVM) and Vaccine Strategy in Africa.

Dr. Ndembi is a graduate of Kanazawa University School of Medicine, Department of Viral Infection and International Public Health, Japan and also a Research Professor within the same Institution. He is a Principal Investigator on numerous grants including US National Health Institute (NIH). He has authored/co-authored more than 150 publications in peer-reviewed and high impact factor journals. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Public Health in Africa (JPHIA), AIDS Research and Therapy (ARTY), and serves on various WHO and US CDC Advisory Groups.

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