Shaping the next generation of scientists

21 November 2016

Six UCT postgraduate researchers spent part of 2016 in Switzerland as part of a Next Generation Scientists programme.

Aimed at increasing the volume of drug discovery and clinic research in emerging countries, this research internship is organised by Novartis and the University of Basel.

Emerging researchers spend time on a research project (guided by Novartis mentors) as well as working through an intensive applied communication and leadership skills curriculum.

One master’s and five PhD students – Lloyd Tanner, Maxwell Chirehwa, Mine de Kock, Mamana Mbiyavanga, Brandon Murugan and Paul Njaria – joined 14 students from 14 different universities and 13 countries for the programme. 

To see what they got up to, and how they found the experience, watch the highlights video...

Caption: Next Generation 2016 fellows: (from left) Lloyd Tanner, South Africa; James Owour, Kenya; Dr Ana Catalina Alvarez, Mexico, and Dr Raul Chiquiyauri, Peru.

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