Selection Committee



The Selection Committee is comprised of international experts with extensive knowledge and experience in research and development of vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, and digital health. The Selection Committee is the key decision-making body in reviewing applications and selecting awards. The Committee evaluates award proposals and reports from applicants, and recommends research projects for awards to the Board of Directors.

Chairman

Paul Herrling

Former Head of Corporate Research at Novartis
Chairman of the Board of the Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases

Member

Michael Hawkes

Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry School of Public Health, University of Alberta

Member

Karen Heichman

Deputy Director, Diagnostics
Global Health Division
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Member

Christian Lienhardt

Research Director
French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement)

Member

Melissa Malhame

Principal
MM Global Health Consulting LLC

Member

Ann Mills-Duggan

Director
AMD Biomedical
Former Head of Translation at Wellcome Trust 

Member

Gerald Voss

Executive Director
SciPeo Sprl, Science and People

Member

Joon Sup Yeom

Professor
Division of Infectious Diseases
Department of Internal Medicine
Yonsei University College of Medicine /
Severance Hospital