Professor Doudou Sow is a medical doctor, Professor of Parasitology. He leads the department of Parasitology-Mycology at the University Gaston Berger in St Louis, in the north of Senegal.
His research interest includes innovative diagnosis tools and treatment for neglected tropical diseases including schistosomiasis. He is coordinating a research working group in schistosomiasis in the north of Senegal to address the health challenges created by the new environment with the Senegalese river basin. He is working mainly on the surveillance of the efficacy of praziquantel, schistosomiasis in pregnant women and the management of female genital schistosomiasis. He is currently involved as co-coordinator in the WANETAM project, a network for the capacity building of students and postdoctoral fellows from West African countries on neglected tropical diseases. He is advisor of fellows in the Malaria Research Capacity Development programme, a Wellcome Trust funded programme supported by the African Academy of Sciences. He has published several papers and co-authored in many publications in the international literature.