Ambroise Wonkam, M.D. Ph.D.


Professor and Senior Medical Genetics Consultant, Division of Human Genetics, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town
Member, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town
Dr. Wonkam completed his thesis in Cell Biology at the Department of Morphology, University of Geneva and was awarded the 2003 Denber-Pinard prize for the best thesis from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva. He has practiced medical genetics in both European and African contexts. Dr. Wonkam’s interests are reflected in more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, which are in molecular, clinical, educational and ethical aspects of medical genetics. He was awarded the UK Clinical Genetics International Fellowship from the British Society of Genetics Medicine in 2014.

Besides G2MC, Dr. Wonkam’s genomic medicine implementation projects include: