Tuesday, 27 August 2019 07:34

Award encourages African academics to lead

The Crick African Network (CAN), a programme of the Francis Crick Institute in the United Kingdom and five partner institutes in Africa, has named the recipients of seven new African Career Accelerator (ACA) awards, with two University of Cape Town (UCT) scientists included among the fellows.

They are doctors Ursula Rohlwink and Suraj Parihar.The Crick African Network (CAN), a programme of the Francis Crick Institute in the United Kingdom and five partner institutes in Africa, has named the recipients of seven new African Career Accelerator (ACA) awards, with two University of Cape Town (UCT) scientists included among the fellows. They are doctors Ursula Rohlwink and Suraj Parihar.

The Crick, as it is affectionately known, is dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. The CAN aims to promote economic development and healthcare in partner countries by sharing the Crick Institute’s extensive experience researching diseases, including HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.

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