Congo National Institute for Biomedical Research & Kinshasa University Medical School, DRC
Medical doctor, University of Lovanium, Leopoldville(Kinshasa) in 1969 and PhD in virology, University of Louvain, Belgium in 1973. He was appointed full professor of Microbiology at the Kinshasa University medical school in 1976.
He was appointed dean of the Faculty of Kinshasa University Medical school in 1978.
Since 1998 he is the Director of the National Institute for biomedical Research (INRB) that is the National Public Health Laboratory. He had developed laboratory capacities for the diagnostics of a range of tropical bacterial and viral diseases such as cholera, monkeypox, influenza and Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever by immunological and molecular techniques.
His main scientific field of interest is Ebola hemorrhagic fever since 1976 when he investigated this mysterious disease.. Since then, he was involved in several Ebola outbreaks in DRC, Rep of Congo and Gabon as the chairman of the international scientific and technical coordination committee.
He serves as a scientific advisor to WHO in several expert groups and had received distinguished rewards such as
He is author and co author of more than 100 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals.