Core group members of ELI, 2016–2018

Francis DROBNIEWSKI, MA, MB, BS, MSc, DTM&H, FRSB, FRCPath, PhD
Professor of Global Health and Tuberculosis, Imperial College London
Professor of International Health and Mycobacterial Diseases (Hon), Queen Mary and King's College London, Consultant in Clinical Tuberculosis, Barts NHS Trust
London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Irina FELKER, MD, PhD
Executive director of NTRI- CC (123-RUS)
Novosibirsk TB Research Institute (NTRI) - WHO Collaborative Centre (CC)
Novosibirsk, Russian Federation

Sven HOFFNER, PhD
Director, WHO Supranational TB Reference Laboratory
Department of Microbiology, The Public Health Agency of Sweden
Senior Researcher, Medical Treatment Centre, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Adjunct Professor at San Diego State University, California, USA

Gulmira I. KALMAMBETOVA, MD, PhD
Laboratory Head , National Reference Laboratory, under the Ministry of Health
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Hasmik MARGARYAN, DVM, MSc
Manager, Tuberculosis Laboratory Network
National Tuberculosis Control Center
Republic of Armenia

Evgeni R. SAHALCHYK, MSc
Scientific Officer, IML red GmbH, Institute of Microbiology and Laboratory Medicine, Supranational TB Reference Laboratory
Gauting, Germany

Elina Viktorovna SEVASTYANOVA, D.Sc., PhD
Leading researcher,  National Center of Excellence as part of the WHO TB Supranational Reference Laboratory Network, Central TB Research Institute
Moscow, Russian Federation

Natalia SHUBLADZE, MSc, PhD
Consultant, National Center of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases and the National Reference Mycobacteriology Laboratory
Tbilisi, Georgia

Nukra SINAVBAROVA, MSc
Laboratory Specialist, National Public Health Laboratory
Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Alena SKRAHINA, MD, PhD
Deputy Director, Republican Research and Practical Centre for Pulmonology and Tuberculosis
Minsk, Belarus

Rasim TAHRILI, MD
Laboratory Head, WHO Collaborating Centre on Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in the Penitentiary System
Baku, Azerbaijan