ICSU-WDS International Programme Offices
Mustapha Mokrane has over thirteen years of professional experience in research data stewardship and Information and Communication Technologies. He is an advocate of Open Data for Open Science. Since 2012, he is the Executive Director of the ICSU World Data System International Programme Office based in Tokyo, Japan. Previously he worked at the International Council for Science (ICSU) in Paris between 2009 and 2012 as Science and Information Technology Officer where he was in charge of coordinating ICSU's Scientific Data and Information activities and liaising with partner organizations. He was also responsible for the information technology portfolio and other related activities at ICSU between 2003 and 2009. After moving from Algeria, his home country, he trained as a molecular biologist in Marseille, France. Using transgenesis and microarrays technologies, he developed a drosophila model to elucidate the role of a gene involved in human cardiomyopathies. His scientific background covers genetics and bioinformatics and he developed a strong interest for scientific data and information. He holds a Ph.D in Molecular Biology from the Aix-Marseille University.