Director of the Center for Infectious Diseases-Christophe Mérieux, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo; Professor of Molecular Epidemiology of infectious Diseases, University of Tübingen, Germany
Since January 2009, Francine Ntoumi has been involved in developing health research capacities in Central Africa through the coordination of EDCTP-funded Central Africa Network on Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and Malaria, (CANTAM), and since 2018 through the Pan-African Network for Rapid Research, Response, Relief and Preparedness for Infectious Diseases Epidemics (PANDORA-Id-Net).
She is the president of the scientific advisory board of IRD and Vice-President of the African Academy of Sciences for Central Africa.
As a recognition of her efforts in developing research capacities in Africa, Francine Ntoumi received many awards including the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Regional Scientific Award for women (2012), The Georg Forster Prize (Germany, 2015), the Christophe Merieux Prize (France), the Congolese Gold Medal in Science (2016) and the German Cross of Merit (2021). She has been acknowledged as Officer of Congolese Merit (2022).