Thanyawee Puthanakit is the Division Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases in the Faculty of Medicine at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. Over the past two decades, she has led several NIH-funded multicentre studies on paediatric and adolescent HIV treatment in Thailand and other Asian countries, including Cambodia and Indonesia. Her research expertise includes prevention of vertical transmission of HIV, optimization of antiretroviral treatment in resource-limited settings, HIV co-morbidities and pre-exposure prophylaxis among adolescents. She has served as a committee member for WHO treatment guidelines, on the Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER) at the IAS, and on the steering committee of TREAT Asia. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles on paediatric HIV.