The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) is composed of prominent experts who contribute in their individual fields of expertise. The SAC operations are governed by its Charter, as adopted by the FIND Board of Directors. In fulfilling its mandate, the SAC:
- advises the Board directly or through its Science Committee (BSC) on best technology and disease portfolio options for FIND in line with its strategic objectives;
- assists FIND in building and developing its strategy and advises the organization on scientific matters;
- supports and reviews the scientific management process of projects; and
- provides as requested by the Board or the BSC expertise on diagnostics development, licensing, as well as any other public health or scientific issue.
Marcel Tanner, Chairman
Director Emeritus, Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
Executive director of MSF’s Access Campaign, Geneva, Switzerland
Chief, Tuberculosis Research Section, LCID, NIAID, Washington, D.C.
Bier, Frank F.
Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Egineering, Potsdam. Germany
Chiodini, Peter L.
Director, Health Protection Agency (HPA) Malaria Reference Laboratory & HPA Parasitology Reference Laboratory, London, UK
Senior Director, Global Health at BD, New Jersey, USA
Medical doctor with a focus on global health strategies
Professor of Molecular Parasitology and Medicine, St. George’s University of London, UK
M.D., Coordinator of the PNLTHA programme, DRC
Mayer, Kenneth H.
Founder, Co-Chair, Medical Research Director of The Fenway Institute; Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health
Professor of Epidemiology & Director, Global Health Programs, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
M.D., Ph.D. Head of the Laboratory of Clinical Research at Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Fiocruz, Brazil
Investigator, INGEBI (Institute for Research on Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Coordinator of the WHO Global TB Programme Unit for Laboratories, Diagnostics and Drug Resistance (LDR), Geneva, Switzerland
M.D. Retired Chief Scientific Officer at Celera, Alameda, California