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Zim scientist makes Einstein Forum


Zimbabwean Kevin Dzobo has been selected as one of the 16 African scientists who are set to present their groundbreaking researches at the Next Einstein Forum (NEF)’s gathering in Rwanda in 2018.

By Tinotenda Munyukwi

A product of the University of Zimbabwe who went on to pursue further studies in South Africa, Dzobo’s current research in stem cells utilisation in bringing therapeutic solutions to chronic diseases has earned him a place among the African scientific aristocracy.

His ongoing research comes at a time Africa is in dire need of cheap medical technologies that can treat several diseases and pathological conditions among them cancer.

Dzobo’s selection into NEF comes after he made it through a rigorous selection process by a scientific programme committee that considers scientific qualifications and achievements as benchmarks for eligibility.

Commenting on the current breed of scientists that have been selected, NEF chairman Thierry Zomahoun expressed optimism on the
ability the discoveries that Dzobo and his team had made to solve several challenges that the world is grappling with.

“We strongly believe their discoveries and initiatives, current and future, will solve global challenges in health, energy, climate change and education, to name a few,” Zomahoun said.

The NEF is an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in partnership with Robert Bosch Stiftung and its goal is to leverage Africa’s scientific ingenuity for Human Development Globally.

The current fellow class’s 16 participants are all under the age of 42, with six participants being female and expected to bring solutions to Africa and the world’s problems.

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