Dr. Annettee Nakimuli, a Makerere University lecturer and MUII-plus Group Leader, is one of 29 recipients of the 2020 Future Leaders – African Independent Research (FLAIR) fellowships announced by the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the Royal Society with support from UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF),.
The scheme supports African researchers to develop into science leaders while establishing independent research careers on the continent.
The 2020 cohort of FLAIR funded scientists were selected from a competitive pool of more than 400 applicants. This second cohort joins the first intake in 2019 of FLAIR fellows, who are already making a significant contribution to science on the continent in their fields.
Outstanding early-career African scientists, whose research is focused on the needs of the continent, will be supported by the Future Leaders – African Independent Research (FLAIR) programme to develop independent research careers in African institutions and ultimately, lead their own research groups.
Annettee’s area of interest is Pre-eclampsia in women of African origin. As part of her FLAIR fellowship she hopes to conduct follow-up studies of more than 1500 Ugandan women before and after birth to develop a test for risk of pre-eclampsia.
Details about the FLAIR recipients are here;