Maud Lemoine, MD, MSc, PhD completed her medical degree in France and holds a PhD in physiology and physiopathology from the University Pierre & Marie Curie in Paris. She also graduated in political sciences and international security from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris. Maud Lemoine trained as a clinician and scientist in France. She has worked as a consultant in Hepatology in several teaching hospitals in Paris. Dr Lemoine was particularly involved in the clinical and therapeutic management of patients infected with viral hepatitis and/or HIV/AIDS and she was actively associated with clinical research on new directed acting agents against hepatitis C. Dr. Lemoine has also worked with Médécins du Monde, for the implementation of an integrated HIV/hepatitis care programme in Vietnam. She is a member of the French AIDS Research Agency (ANRS). In November 2011 she joined the PROLIFICA team in MRC Unit, The Gambia in November 2011 as a Hepatologist employed by Imperial College.