Dr Veron Ramsuran, who is the Team Leader at KRISP is one of the 30 leading scientists who won Future Leaders – African Independent Research (FLAIR) award offered by African Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society. The Value of the award is $387,000 for a period of 2 years (2019-2022), renewable based on performance in the first two years as well as availability of funds. The 2019 FLAIR-funded scientists were selected from a competitive pool of more than 700 applicants.
Their research is diverse, ranging from providing renewable energy solutions and addressing climate change, to tackling food security and targeting health and environmental problems that are most acute for people living in African countries. HIV develops more or less rapidly depending on individuals, specifically the immune genes responsible for setting off a response. Dr Ramsuran’ s work will analyse the factors affecting expression in pertinent immune-modulating genes.