Julius Ecuru is a Chemist and Science Policy Analyst. He is currently the Assistant Executive Secretary at the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology, a semi-autonomous government agency that aims to advise, develop, and implement policies and strategies for integrating science, technology, and research development in Uganda.
Mr. Ecuru’s research focuses on bioscience innovation systems, direct payments during HIV research, and the morality of research in developing countries.
He has previously worked for BIO-EARN, a program aimed to build capacity in biotechnology in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda and promote appropriate research and related policies.
Mr. Ecuru has also been instrumental in building a coherent research management system in Uganda including national frameworks for human and animal experimentation, biosafety and access to genetic resources, and benefit sharing.