Prof Carol Hopkins Sibley is the Scientific Director of WWARN, the malaria wing of the IDDO platform. She has played a significant role in the history of WWARN, which acted as the prototypic model for IDDO, campaigning for over five years to bring the concept of the Network to reality. Based in the USA, she has carried out research for over 30 years at the University of Washington, where she is a Professor of Genome Sciences. Carol has focused her recent research on malaria drug resistance, collaborating closely with KEMRI/Wellcome Trust in Nairobi and Kilifi, Kenya. In 2006, Carol was appointed Affiliate Professor at the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, Seattle, WA, and in 2008 became a Visiting Professor of Tropical Medicine in the Nuffield Department of Medicine, Oxford University.