Researcher at the Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, and AWI-Gen Project Manager, University of the Witwatersrand

Stuart Ali, PhD, FRSPH, is Project Manager for the H3Africa AWI-Gen Collaborative Centre, and Researcher at the Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

His career has traversed diverse roles in molecular bioscience research and business development. He co-founded an HIV clinical research center, has led EMEA sales, service and support functions for Thermo Life Science and Molecular Devices, and was Product Manager for high-throughput genotyping robotics at Robocon. Stuart has worked in several gene therapy and vaccine research laboratories including the Systemix Gene Therapy Laboratory at the Novartis Research Institute Vienna, Baxter Healthcare, Bioproducts and Bioengineering AG, Oxford University, and the University of the Witwatersrand.

Stuart’s research interests associate with the fields of personalized medicine, and genomic detection tools as they pertain to HIV and non-communicable diseases.

Stuart lives in Johannesburg with his wife, several (!) cats, and two dogs named Matilda and Pandora.

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Researcher and Project Manager, Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience

Education

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    Henley College of Management, PG Diploma in Management
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    Brunel University, BSc (Hons)
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    Brunel University, PhD

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health