Prof. Dr. Gagandeep Kang

Professor of Microbiology, Christian Medical College Wellcome Trust Research Laboratory, Vellore (India)

Professor Kang conducts inter-disciplinary research on infections, nutrition and child health. Her team has evaluated vaccines in pre-clinical and clinical phase 1-3 trials for enteric infections and coordinated multi-site surveillance studies to develop national disease burden estimates.

She is a member of many WHO advisory committees, is the vice-Chair of the Board of Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and chairs the Immunization Technical Advisory Group for the WHO’s South East Asian Region. She is the first Indian and so far only woman to be elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in the UK.