Prof Eleni Aklillu is Full Professor of Pharmacogenomics at Karolinska Institute, previously Associate Professor of Pharmacology at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden since 2009. She has a Bachelor degree in Pharmacy (1987) from Addis Ababa University and worked as a hospital pharmacist at Tikur Anbessa University Hospital, Ethiopia from 1987-1992. She obtained a Master’s degree in biochemistry (1997) through a joint venture between Karolinska Institute and Addis Ababa University. Following posts as Head of Department of Biochemistry, Jimma Medical University and Head of R&D at Ethiopian Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing (EPHARM), she received her PhD degree in molecular genetics (2003) from the Karolinska Institute. She took a postdoctoral position at the Karolinska Institute in 2003 and served as head of the research laboratory (2004 -2010) at the division of clinical pharmacology, where she has risen through the ranks to Associate Professor and Senior Research Scientist. Prof Aklillu’s research interests focus on pharmacology and treatment of HIV, TB and malaria, as well as on hospital-acquired infection plus antimicrobial use and resistance.