Africa Research Excellence Fund Fellows Nominated for the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

March 2018

The Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) vision is to grow a cohort of African health researchers who lead and partner world-class research that benefits patients, populations, policy makers and practitioners.


The 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting selection process included 600 outstanding students, doctoral candidates and post-docs under the age of 35. This year’s meeting (taking place at Lake Constance 24 to 29 June) is dedicated to physiology and medicine and will set two records: 43 Nobel Laureates – more than ever before at a medicine meeting will take part and the field of participants, with 84 countries of origin, has never been so diverse.


“I have rarely had the pleasure of evaluating such as diverse and high-quality group, which made the selection difficult,” says Stefan H.E. Kaufmann, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the Charité in Berlin and Director at the Max Pank Institute of Infection Biology.


Professor Tumani Corrah CBE, AREF Director says
“Congratulations to Dr Kingsley Badu, Dr Leopold Tientcheu and Dr Brenda Kwambana for being selected to participate in the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting. This is an exceptional opportunity to exchange, network and get inspired by over 40 Nobel Laureates.”