Prof Mamadou WELE, Director of ACE-B

Prof Mamadou WELE
Professor in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Director of Institute of Applied Sciences (ISA)
Director of African Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics (ACE-B)
University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako (USTTB)
Po Box E3206 Bamako, Mali
Office: (223) 20 22 44 21 Cell: (223) 76 43 06 77 OR (223) 66 66 76 7
E-mail : skype: welemadou

Brief CV
Holding a PhD degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, I am Professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako (USTTB). Currently I am the Director of the Institute of Applied Sciences (ISA) of USTTB and Director of the African Center for Bioinformatics (ACE-B) at USTTB.
I am a Fulbright fellow at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA (antimalarial drug development from plants), a site investigator of H3ABionet node USTTB and Co-PI of NIH fogarty training program USTTB and Tulane.
My research areas concern the molecular drug resistance of P falciparum to antimalarials in Mali and the development of potential drugs from natural products and using in silico bioinformatic tools.

Dr. Cheickna CISSE, Deputy Director of ACE-B

Tel: (+223) 98 51 70 92/78 40 30 88

Dr. Cheickna CISSE hold a Ph.D in Biochemistry and Bioinformatics at the University of Grenoble Alpes, France, 2012. Dr CISSE obtained a MSc in Biochemistry at the University Joseph Fourier, 2008. Hired in 2016, Dr CISSE is currently an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Bioinformatics and Deputy Director of the African Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics (ACE-B) of Bamako, at the University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako (USTTB), Mali.

Dr CISSE worked on the optimization of peptide inhibitors against Fur (Ferric Uptake Regulator) an antibacterial target during his doctoral project (CEA-Grenoble, France) and on the identification and in silico design of potential inhibitors of resistant bacterial targetsduring a one-year postdoctoral project at ICSN-CNRS, Paris. Dr CISSE’s current researches are focused on prediction and modeling malaria therapeutic targets and their potential inhibitors using bioinformatics approaches and on highlighting and quantification of the bioactive properties of natural compounds.

Dr CISSE has been involved in several Bioinformatics capacity building initiatives in Mali through NIH Fogarty supported training grants: 1] West African Center of Excellence for Global Health Bioinformatics Research Training in collaboration with Tulane University in USA and 2] West African Sustainable Leadership and Innovation Training in Bioinformatics Research (WASLITBRE) with Covenant University of Nigeria.As Deputy Director of ACE-B, Dr. CISSE, Ph.D. is committed to develop expertise in Bioinformatics for sustainable biomedical research in Africa.

Alimata COULIBALY, Secretary of ACE-B


Tel: (+223) 74 18 18 84 / 60 21 73 41

Mme Alimata COULIBALY est détentrice d’un DUT Diplôme Universitaire de Technologie en secrétariat bureautique à l’institut Universitaire de Gestion (IUG) en 2005.  Actuellement elle est la secrétaire du Centre Africain d’Excellence en Bioinformatique (ACE-B) à l’Université des Sciences, des Techniques et des Technologies de Bamako (USTTB). Après son intégration à la Fonction publique en avril 2015 comme secrétaire d’administration Alimata a été mise à la disposition du ministère de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche scientifique (MESRS), elle a servi au Rectorat de l’Université des Sciences Sociales et de Gestion de Bamako (USSGB). Auparavant, Alimata a fait des stages pratique au service administratif de l’agence pour la Sécurité de la Navigation Aérienne (ASECNA), à Team Call Center (TCC) comme téléconseillère (2007-2012), à la direction du Service Administratif et Financier (DAF) de l’agence Nationale de l’aviation Civile (ANAC).