Dr Norbert Heinrich is a board certified paediatrician, who has field work experience in Mchinji District, Malawi. He joined University of Munich in 2008, when the PanACEA consortium was starting up, to become a senior scientist in tuberculosis treatment and diagnostic studies. He acted as sponsor medical expert for the SQ109 EBA and the PanACEA MAMS TB 01 study, and is now coordinating LMU’s team in the PanACEA studies, but also in the AIDA study to validate new diagnostics, under the leadership of Prof. Michael Hölscher. In addition to TB, Dr Heinrich is pursuing research in the field of febrile illness, within the German Center for Infection Research; maintaining the strong partnership that exists between the NIMR-Mbeya Medical Research Centre, and LMU within these networks. To support career development of African scientists in joint projects, Dr Heinrich supervised four PhD students to successful graduation to date.