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Royal Society honours Dr Sam Kariuki

24 September 2012

Dr Sam Kariuki, Chief Research Scientist and Head of Department at the Centre for Microbiology Research at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in Nairobi and a Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute International Fellow, has received the prestigious Royal Society Pfizer Award. The award recognises an early-career professional for innovative contributions to biological and medical sciences, and for significant contributions to developing local research capabilities and promoting interactions between African and British scientists. The £60,000 award will help Dr Kariuki and his colleagues to study the distribution and potential transmission of invasive Salmonella at the Missionaries of Mary hospital in the Mukuru settlement in Nairobi.

Additional coverage:
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute: www.sanger.ac.uk/about/press/2012/120921.html
Royal Society: http://royalsociety.org/news/2012/pfizer-award-2012/