UMST Faculty of Engineering staff member and head of Biomedical Engineering Department, Dr Mazin Sirry, has recently received the prestigious Iso Lomso Fellowship for Early Career African Researchers.
Aiming at Africa’s brightest minds in academia, this fellowship is granted by Stellenbosch Institute for Advances Study (STIAS), based in Cape Town, South Africa.
Dr Sirry was shortlisted with other seven successful applicants who received this year’s fellowship out of 88 applications from around the African content. The nomination was based on his proposed project titled “Predictive Computational Modelling of Intramyocardial Biomaterial Therapies towards Personalised Care for Myocardial Infarction”, which will be run in collaboration with the Mechanobiology Lab at University of Cape Town.
The fellowship include a three-year attachment to STIAS during which time Dr Sirry may spend a total of ten months in residence at STIAS to develop and pursue a long-term research programme.