Gerald Mboowa

Implementation Science Expert for Bioinformatics


Gerald Mboowa earned a Ph.D. in genomics and bioinformatics and is passionate about the integration of genome sequencing technologies in health and disease, outbreak investigation, pathogen characterization, and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance. Some of his work focuses on using genome sequencing technologies and bioinformatics in AMR to better understand genomic determinants of resistance, virulence, and underlying mechanisms. His key responsibilities include coordinating the data infrastructure for multi-pathogen sequence analyses, training, workforce development, and providing technical support to Member States toward building sustainable genomic surveillance as well as bioinformatics capacities at National Public Health Institutions in Africa. Some of his achievements include the coordination of publishing 100,000 SARS-CoV-2 genomes from 53/55 African countries ( involving over 400 researchers and more than 200 institutions and coordinating the development of a real-time pan-African pathogen genomics data sharing to enhance outbreak detection ( and pathogen genomic data visualization ( 

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