Congratulations to Dr Dorit Hockman and Dr Joseph Raimondo from the Division of Cell Biology in the Department of Human Biology who have both been awarded recently with prestigious FLAIR fellowships. Dr Hockman received the fellowship in support of research on “Exploring the gene regulatory dynamics of the maturing human brain”. Dr Raimondo will undertake research on “Human cell-type specific ion dynamics in neuroinflammation and seizures”.
Future Leaders – African Independent Research (FLAIR) Fellowships support talented African early career researchers who have the potential to become leaders in their field. These fellowships provide the opportunity to build an independent research career in a sub-Saharan African institution and to undertake cutting-edge scientific research that will address global challenges facing developing countries. FLAIR Fellowships have an initial tenure of two years and offer financial and developmental support to fellows to advance towards independent research leaders. This includes training and mentoring, and opportunities to network both regionally and with the UK and to develop international collaborations. This is a partnership between the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the Royal Society, supported by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).