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Dr. Judith S. Gbenoudon - ECOWAS Regional Chair & Co-ordinator for Francophone Countries
Dr Judith Gbenoudon is the Director for Informatics and Pre-achieving at the Ministry for Higher Education and Scientific Research, in the Republic of Benin. She is also the Director of the Laboratory of Immunology for Infectious and Allergic diseases (IMMIA), at the Institute for Applied Biomedical Sciences (ISBA), in Cotonou, Benin. Dr. Gbenoudon also Lecturer’s on Immunology in the Faculty of Science and Technique, at the University of Abomey-Calavi, in Benin.
Dr. Gbenoudon has an outstanding international track record in Fundamental and Applied Immunology and Malaria Research, having undertaken various leadership and senior roles such as, Research Group Leader at the Institute of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology, at the University Clinic Bonn, in Germany; and as the Senior Scientific Officer-Immunologist, at the Medical Research Council (UK), in the Gambia.
Dr. Gbenoudon is passionate about research, the communication of research and the capacity-building of young/emerging researchers. She has been the recipient of numerous international scholarships and Excellence Awards, including: the United States International Leadership Program in Science; the World Health Organisation (WHO); and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Dr. Gbenoudon is fluent in English, French and German languages.