Dr Faith Osier has been awarded the prestigious African Research Leader (ARL) Fellowship. The ARL Fellowship, is supported by The Medical Research Council, UK and the UK Department for International Development (DfID), and is designed to strengthen research leadership across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The Fellowship does this by putting in place incentives to attract and retain exceptionally talented researchers to lead research on key global health issues pertinent to SSA. Click here for more information on the African Research Leader Fellowship.
On receiving the Fellowship, Dr Osier said, ” I was simultaneously thrilled and humbled to receive this award.”
” I am also grateful for the excellent support I continue to receive from the colleagues and partners who are involved with me on this project.” She added.
During the fellowship, Dr Osier intends to work on a project that will define the targets of protective immunity against Plasmodium falciparum malaria using multi-centre cohort studies, combined with bioinformatic and proteomic approaches.
As Dr Osier explains, ” The project will bring together multiple participating sites from sub-Saharan Africa, in collaboration with partners in the United Kingdom and Australia to provide high quality evidence that will accelerate the rationale development of effective blood stage malaria vaccines.”