Dr. Hassan Mshinda is the Director General of Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH). He gained his MSc in Applied Parasitology and Medical Entomology from the University of Liverpool and received his PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Basel Switzerland in 2000. He was the Director of Ifakara Health Institute from 1999-2008. Dr. Mshinda remains active across the international research community, with a history of being awarded numerous grants in the field. Other responsibilities include being Chairperson to a variety of networks for evaluating and strengthening health outcomes and being a member of advisory committees in the fields of Malaria, Biotechnology and other Global Health components. Dr. Mshinda has published extensively within internationally renowned journals.