Wellman Ribón, bacteriologist and clinical laboratory professional of the Industrial University of Santander, Master\'s degree in Biochemistry from Universidad Javeriana; with more than fifteen years of experience as public health adviser, Colciencias (Departamento Administrativo de Ciencia y Tecnología de Colombia) senior researcher in scientific and technological development. He has worked at the National Health Institute of Colombia as coordinator of the mycobacteria group, manager of research projects and member of Centro Colombiano de Excelencia de Investigación en Tuberculosis (CCITB), EurolabTB Consortium and the SLAMTB. Ribón was the Microbiology School director and is currently a professor in Medicine School and works as professor and researcher at the Industrial University of Santander,.He is also the director of the Mycobacterium Research laboratory. Mr. Ribón has published articles about tuberculosis, leprosy and mycobacteriosis diseases, and has written four book chapters. His major area of interest and research is Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex.