Dr Maryline Bonnet is Research Director at the Institute of Research for Development (IRD) in Montpellier, France, since December 2013. Following her medical degree (1992) and a Master’s degree in Physiology and Parasitology (1993) at the University of Grenoble, she worked for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) from 1994-2003. During this time, she was based in various countries, including Benin, Vietnam and the former Russian states, where she managed MSF tuberculosis programmes. From 2003 she worked at Epicentre, Geneva, as an epidemiologist and completed a doctorate in public health at the Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, in 2009. She took up her post as Research Director at IRD in December 2013. Dr Bonnet is a clinical epidemiologist with considerable experience in the clinical management of tuberculosis and the management and evaluation of tuberculosis control programmes. Moreover, she has served on several review and advisory boards of the ANRS and WHO.