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PMWC PIONEER AWARD
Contributions to pharmacogenomics, in understanding genetic factors affecting drug response in diverse populations

Ph.D., DPhil, Distinguished Research, African Inst. of Biomedical Science & Technology

Biography
Professor Collen Masimirembwa, a distinguished researcher at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, is a pioneer and champion of pharmacogenomics research in Africa. Born in Zimbabwe, he studied at the University of Zimbabwe and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, where he focused on drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics. He worked at AstraZeneca in Sweden before founding the African Institute of Biomedical Science and Technology, in Zimbabwe. His achievements include establishing the African Pharmacogenomics Research Network under which he is conducting the first multinational study on the implementation of pharmacogenomics guided treatment in Africa. His work, which includes over 130 peer-reviewed papers, focuses on understanding the genomic diversity of African populations which is significantly impacting global health, particularly in enhancing drug efficacy and safety. His contributions have earned him the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation Calestous Juma Science Leadership and the African Academy of Sciences fellowships, along with several prestigious awards.


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