Royal Society Pfizer Award
The Royal Society Pfizer Award has been awarded by the Royal Society since 2006 to African-based researchers at the start of their career who are making innovative contributions to the biological sciences in Africa. £60,000 is awarded as a grant for the recipient to carry out a research project that is linked to an African centre of scientific excellence, normally a University or equivalent research centre, and a further £5,000 is given directly to the prizewinner.
- 2006 Alexis Nzila
- 2007 Hiba Mohamed
- 2008 Enock Matovu
- 2009 Linda-Gail Bekker, director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, for her outstanding research into tuberculosis and HIV co-infections in Africa
- 2010 Collins Ouma of Maseno University, for his outstanding research into the effect of genetic variation in severe malarial anaemia (SMA) in children.
- 2011 Julie Makani of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine and Muhimbili University, Tanzania, for her outstanding research into using anaemia in sickle cell disease as a model for translating genetic research into health benefits
- 2012 Martin Ota, for his outstanding research into the relationship of pneumococcal protein antibody levels to nasopharyngeal carriage of pneumococci in early infancy.
- 2013 Abdoulaye Diabate, for his important work on the identification of mosquito swarming cues
- "The Royal Society Pfizer Award". The Royal Society. Retrieved 14 August 2010.
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