Prof Andreas Diacon

CEO/Principal Investigator
Prof. Andreas Diacon is the CEO of TASK Applied Science. He is a consultant in Internal Medicine, Pulmonology and Intensive Care at Tygerberg Hospital, as well as Professor at Stellenbosch University, and the Principal Investigator for Clinical Trials at the DST/NRF Centre of Excellence for Biomedical TB Research. His main research interests are laboratory techniques and clinical methods for the evaluation of novel anti-tuberculosis agents and regimens.

Amongst other achievements, Prof Diacon was awarded a Rector’s Award for Outstanding Research at Stellenbosch University, the Swiss TB Research Award and the Scientific Prize from the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease for his exceptional contribution towards research. Link to publications

Dr Florian von Groote-Bidlingmaier

Dr von Groote-Bidlingmaier is a specialist physician in Internal Medicine and Pulmonology. He is responsible for the MDR-TB trials at Brooklyn Chest Hospital.

Norma Groenewald

Mrs Groenewald is in charge of the operational management for our sites. She has an extensive laboratory background and many years of experience in clinical trials in various fields.

Jaco Swart

Mr Swart oversees finances and data management.

Melissa Mitchell

Ms Mitchell oversees the company’s business architecture, including strategy implementation and human resources.