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).
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