Professor Dorothy Yeboah-Manu Receives Royal Society Africa Prize

Professor Dorothy Yeboah-Manu has received the Royal Society Africa Prize 2018 for her contributions and innovative approaches to understanding Mycobacterium ulcerans and Mycobacterium africanum, combining microbiology, genetic studies and epidemiology in the areas of her work.

In a congratulatory message from Prof. Samuel Kwame Offei, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs, on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, he said the award was well deserved and a true reflection of her hard work and dedication.  He urged Prof. Yeboah-Manu not to rest on her oars but strive to win even more laurels for the University.

Professor Yeboah-Manu will receive an £11,000 grant towards her research project, a bronze medal and a gift of £1,000. 

Hearty Congratulations.

The Award

The Royal Society Africa Prize recognises research scientists in Africa who are making an innovative contribution to the biological sciences, including basic medical science, which contributes significantly to capacity building in Africa.

The prize was previously the Royal Society Pfizer Award which was last awarded in 2016. The next round of nominations will open in November 2018.