Prof Ambroise Wonkam

Prof Ambroise Wonkam is a specialist medical geneticist, and professor in the Division of Human Genetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, and University of Cape Town, South Africa.  After a MD training from the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé I (Cameroon), DrWonkam completed a thesis in Cell Biology in the department of Morphology, University of Geneva (Switzerland) as wellas his medical genetic training, and a PhD in Human Genetics (University of Cape Town). He was awarded the 2003 Denber-Pinard Prize for the best thesis from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, andwon the very competitive Clinical Genetics Society International Award for 2014, from the British Society of Genetic Medicine.Prof Wonkam interests are reflected in more than 90 peer-reviewed publications, which are in molecular, clinical, educational and ethical aspects of medical genetics. His major research focuses on disease of Genomics modifiers of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). Prof Wonkam is secretary of the African Society of Human Genetics, Board member of the International Federation of Human Genetics Societies and of the Southern African Society of Human genetics.  His is also member of the steering committee of H3Africa consortium, leading specifically the SCD project