Three KEMRI researchers are among 22 early career scientists from the African continent who have been recognised by the African Academy of Sciences (AAS). Dr. Damaris Matoke, Prof. Mwangi Thumbi and Dr Melissa Kapulu are part of the 22 scientists were selected through a merit based review process from five African regions to be AAS Affiliates from 2017 to 2021.

Dr. Matokeworks at the Institute’s Center for Biotechnology Research and Development, while Prof. Thumbi is from the Kisumu-based, Center for Global Health Research. Dr. Kapulu is a Zambia-born postdoctoral fellow at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Programme. While congratulating the three for their achievement, Acting Director KEMRI, Dr. Gerald Mkoji noted that their exemplary efforts that put the Institute on a global limelight.

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