EDCTP Awards to Outstanding African Scientists

The EDCTP awards recognise a Rising Star scientist (scientists ≤ 45 years of age) which includes mid-career researchers who have made significant achievements in their field and who will continue to become leaders in their research field. The Outstanding Scientist Award is for senior researchers who have made outstanding achievements in their field and who are recognised as research leaders in Africa. In addition to their scientific excellence, the awardees will have made major contributions to the EDCTP objectives of strengthening clinical research capacity in Africa and supporting South-South and North-South networking.

The awards are open to scientists from sub-Saharan Africa and who have spent the majority of their careers based in Africa working in HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria within the scope of the EDCTP programme.

The EDCTP awards are given biennially in a ceremony at the EDCTP Forum.

EDCTP Award recipients

EDCTP Awards 2013

Outstanding African Scientist
Dr Glenda Gray, University of Witwatersrand and Medical Research Council, South Africa

Rising Star African Scientist
Dr Graeme Meintjes, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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EDCTP Awards 2011

Outstanding Senior African Scientist
Professor Salim Abdool Karim, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Outstanding Junior African Scientist
Mr Hannock Tweya, Lighthouse Trust, Malawi

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EDCTP Awards 2009

Outstanding Senior African Scientist
Dr Alexis Nzila, Head of the Molecular Parasitology Group at the KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programmme in Kilifi, Kenya

Outstanding Junior African Scientist
Dr Dominique Pepper, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine in Cape Town, South Africa

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