Veronique Penlap Beng, Head of the Laboratory for Tuberculosis Research and Pharmacology (CANTAM/EDCTP funded project, Biotechnology Centre of Nkolbisson, University of Yaoundé1, Cameroon), graduated in Biological Sciences and Health at the University of Rennes1 in France. Prof Penlap is currently working at the Biochemistry Department of the University of Yaoundé I in Cameroon, and has over 20 years of experience working in the area of molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases and drug development from natural source, trained 85 MSc and 15 Ph.Ds, and published almost 110 articles. For many years, she served as TB expert for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA, Division for Africa), as a member of the Institution Commission for Research Project Evaluation (1999/2000), and an expert member of the Inter University Consultative Committee for the Promotion of Lecturers in Cameroon (2002-present).
She is currently acting as the Work Package Leader and TB expert within CANTAM network (Central Africa EDCTP Network of Excellence, 2009-present), and has been for 4 years (2008-2011) the Vice-Chair of the DCCC (Developing Countries Coordinating Committee),
an EDCTP sub Commission. Currently, she is the President and Founder of the Cameroon Association for Infectious and Tropical Diseases Research (CAITDR), a capacity building association for promoting multidisciplinary collaborations and training opportunities acting as a forum for encouraging high quality research in Cameroon, and the Vice President of the Higher Institute for Growth in HEalth Research for Women in Cameroon (HIGHER Women Institute). Since 2015, she is a member scientific committee of AskHope Foundation for Health Education and Research Inc (AFHER Foundation).