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Christopher J. Chetsanga
President, Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences


Professor Chetsanga earned his PhD at the University of Toronto and was a post doctoral fellow at Harvard University.  From 1972 to 1983 he was Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Michigan, and from 1983 to 1993 was Professor, Chair of Biochemistry, Dean of Science, Pro Vice Chancellor and Acting Vice Chancellor at the University of Zimbabwe.  From 1993 to 2003 he was Inaugural Director General at the Scientific and Industrial Research and Development Centre (SIRDC).  He is currently a science policy research development and management consultant.  Professor Chetsanga has discovered two enzymes and published more than 100 scientific papers, reviews and commentaries.

Professor Chetsanga has extensive board and committee service, currently he is: Member, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Fellow, Academy of Sciences of Developing World (TWAS); Fellow, African Academy of Sciences; Fellow and President of Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences; Member, Advisory Board on Science & Technology, UN Economic Commission on Africa; Chairman and Director of local and international Boards; Chairman of National Council on Higher Education.