Dr. Coumba Touré Kane, Pharm D, PhD, is the Chief of the Molecular Biology Unit in the National Reference Center for HIV and STD laboratory in Senegal headed by Prof. Souleymane Mboup. She graduated at Dakar University and Pasteur Institute in Paris in Fundamental Virology and Immunology. Prior to joining Dakar University as Associate Professor in Bacteriology and Virology at the Polytechnic Sciences School Center in the Department of Applied Biology and the Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Odontology, she completed her post-graduate training in Virology and Molecular Biology at the University of Montpellier I /IRD (Research Institute of Development with Dr. Martine Peeters). She is a Professor since 2009.
Prof. Touré Kane is a leader in the field of HIV prevention, nationally and internationally recognized for her contributions in applied research on the molecular epidemiology and alternative monitoring tools for HIV patients under ART. involved in clinical trials on HIV conducted in Senegal. She has authored or co-authored over 80 scientific publications. She is contributor in HIV scientific books and WHO Guideline group development.