El-Sheikh Mahgoub Gaafar is the head of Micriobiology and Parasitology at the University of Khartoum and is a member of the Research Granting Committee by WHO and Sudan Higher Education & Research Ministry
He is also the director of EDC Sudan Medical Specialization Board and Chairperson at the National Ethics Committee. He graduated from University of Khartoum in 1965 before obtaining his PhD from the University of London. With over 43 years of worldwide experience in teaching, training, and research in Medical Microbiology and Medical Mycology, Gaafar has become an international authority on mycetoma and clinical bacteriology. Gaafar is now among Sudan’s leading mycologists and researchers and has published three book and 114 papers in Medical Mycology, Parasitoloy, and Mycetoma.