EDCTP Early Career Fellowship awarded

2 October 2020

CAPRISA congratulates Dr Nikita Naicker, a Research Associate at CAPRISA, who was awarded an European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) Career Development Award aimed at providing individual training to talented early-career scientists to develop as independent researchers and team leaders at host institutions in sub-Saharan Africa for long-term continuity, networking and research ownership in the region. Naicker was awarded the funding of €141 500 over a 3-year period.

 The overall aim of the fellowship said Naicker was to ‘investigate metformin as a repurposed agent for improving TB treatment outcomes and better understanding of immune responses and host containment of TB’.