Three UCT scholars attend Next Einstein Forum in Dakar

07 March 2016

UCT has three Next Einstein Forum (NEF) fellows attending a global gathering in Dakar from 8 to 10 March. Also in attendance will be at least 10 heads of state, Nobel laureates and ministers of science and technology, including South Africa’s Naledi Pandor.

The global gathering, which is held every two years, seeks to promote science as key to African development.

The three NEF fellows from UCT selected for being leading scientists in Africa are Dr Tolu Oni (Division of Public Health Medicine), Dr Amanda Weltman (Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics) and Dr Mohlopheni Jackson Marakalala (Division of Immunology).

You can follow the conference proceedings on Twitter at @NextEinsteinFor or by following the hashtag #AfricaEinsteins. The plenary session will also be livestreamed from 10h00 on Tuesday 8 March.

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