IUBMB-FEBS-FASBMB PROBio-Africa (‘Promoting Research Opportunities for Biochemists in Africa’) is a new joint venture between FEBS, the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) and the Federation of African Societies of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (FASBMB). PROBio-Africa Fellowships, funded jointly by FEBS and IUBMB, enable PhD students and postdoctoral fellows from Africa to spend up to six months in the laboratory of a scientist in a FEBS country, by providing funds to cover travel and living expenses for the research visit. More details can be seen here.

We are pleased to now announce the researchers selected to receive a PROBio-Africa Fellowship following the call earlier in 2023. We congratulate the awardees on their selection and wish them successful research visits!

PROBio-Africa Fellowships 2023 were awarded to:

Tobechukwu Ezike
University of Nigeria, Nigeria
Host mentor and lab for Fellowship: Prof. Irene Díaz-Moreno, Scientific Research Center Isla de la Cartuja CIC, University of Seville, Spain

Osasona Gideon
Redeemer’s University, Nigeria
Host mentor and lab for Fellowship: Prof. Jane McKeating, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, UK

Degu Mengiste
Haramaya University College of Health and Medical Sciences, Ethiopia
Host mentor and lab for Fellowship: Dr David Carmena, Parasitology Reference and Research Laboratory, Spanish National Centre for Microbiology, Madrid, Spain

Ayonposi Olaoye
The Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
Host mentor and lab for Fellowship: Dr Linda Oyama, School of Biological Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast, UK

Alain Tueche
University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon
Host mentor and lab for Fellowship: Dr Luísa Pereira, Institute of Research and Innovation in Health, University of Porto, Portugal