News from ISGlobal
After almost five years as ISGlobal’s scientific director, Josep M. Antó has resigned in order to fully dedicate himself to promoting planetary health. Denise Naniche, Research Professor and co-director of the Viral and Bacterial Infections Programme will take over, thereby contributing to the institution’s generational renewal. The proposal of appointing Naniche as new scientific director was unanimously approved on December 12 by ISGlobal’s Board of Trustees.
"We have worked hard over the last months to ensure a solid and inclusive transition in our institute’s scientific direction", says ISGlobal general director, Antoni Plasència, who acknowledged Antó’s "leadership in making of ISGlobal an internationally recognised research institution, the result of an intense and fruitful fusion and integration process".
Denise Naniche, PhD in immunology by the Claude Bernard University in Lyon, France, has twenty years of experience leading research projects on infectious diseases in low and middle-income countries. She worked with HIV antibodies at the Marseille-Luminy Immunology Center in France and on measles vaccine responses at the Scripps Clinic at La Jolla, California, before joining ISGlobal in 2004. Here she has primarily focused on improving access to HIV diagnosis, treatment and control in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in Mozambique.