Stewart Cole helped create the Global Health Institute in 2007. Located at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), will use cutting-edge techniques to seek solutions to tuberculosis, a growing threat worldwide. Dr Cole’s work on tuberculosis, leprosy, AIDS, gas gangrene and bacterial molecular genetics is widely acclaimed throughout the world. He was a leading member of the team of scientists who determined the complete nucleotide sequence for the AIDS virus. He is also considered to be a pioneer in the genomics of tuberculosis and leprosy bacilli.