Capacity Building in Africa: MMedSci Cum Laude

Congratulations to Ugochukwu (Jacob) Anyaneji. Mr Anyaneji, who has been awarded a Master of Medical Science (MMedSci) Cum Laude at the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences College of Health Sciences, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal in January 2022.

The title of his thesis is “Implementation of an efficient SARS-CoV-2 specimen pooling strategy for high throughput diagnostic testing.” During his MMedSci, Anyaneji published 5 manuscripts, including a first author publication at Nature Science Reports and a co-authored paper at Nature and Science. It is not surprising that Anyaneji got awarded his degree Cum Laude!

Anyaneji worked very close with the National Institute for Theoretical Physics (NITHEP), the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and with international collaborators in the USA and the U.K.

We were really fortunate to have such a bright student and we are working with Anyaneji to continue his studies with a Ph.D.

News date: 2022-02-01


KRISP has been created by the coordinated effort of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the South African Medical Research Countil (SAMRC).

Location: K-RITH Tower Building
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN
719 Umbilo Road, Durban, South Africa.
Director: Prof. Tulio de Oliveira