Dr. Jjingo is a Principal Investigator of the NIH/Fogarty Bioinformatics training grant in Uganda and Co-Principal Investigator of the Ugandan H3BioNet node. He serves as the Director of the African Center of Excellence (ACE) in bioinformatics and data intensive sciences, whose mandate involves providing cutting-edge computational platforms for biomedical research. Dr. Jjingo is a Senior Scientist and Lecturer at Makerere University in the College of Computing, where he is also a Senior member of the Artificial Intelligence laboratory (AI-lab). He earned his PhD in Bioinformatics as a Fulbright Scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta USA, preceded by an MSc in Bioinformatics from the University of Leeds, UK and a BSc in Biochemistry from Makerere University, Uganda. He previously served as a bioinformatics consultant for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta and holds research interests in the molecular epidemiology of TB and HIV as well the application of data science to biomedical research. Dr. Jjingo will lead the registry component of the Ugandan Sickle African Pan African Network (SPARCO) program.