The African Academy of Sciences is announcing 32 senior scientists who were elected to be Fellows of the Academy in 2017 after a rigorous reveiw process. The Fellows are from Congo Brazzaville, Ethiopia, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Madagascar, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, United Kingdom, Italy, Netherlands, People's Republic of China and Togo.

To date, the AAS has recognised 396 AAS Fellows and Associate and Honorary Fellows who are proven science, technology and innovation leaders, policy advisors and thinkers most of whom work or have worked on issues affecting the continent. Fellows may live in or outside the continent and are elected by AAS Fellows based on achievements that include their publication record, innovations, leadership roles and contribution to policy.

Paco Sereme                                                     

Country: Burkina Faso

Field of Specialisation: Agricultural Sciences

Job Title: Research Director at National  Agricultural Research Institute  Of Burkina Faso.


George Fu Gao                                 

Country: China     

Field of Specialisation: Biosciences  

Job Title: Director, Chinese Centre For Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC).

Ntoumi Francine       

Country: Congo

Field of Specialisation: Biosciences   

Job Title: Director of the Foundation Congolaise pour la Recherche                    Médicale, Brazzaville. 


Khaled Elleithy          

Country: Egypt

Field of Specialisation: Computer Sciences

Job Title: Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies at University  Of Bridgeport,                            Connecticut. 

Asfawossen Asrat  Kassaye 

Country: Ethiopia

Field of Specialisation: Earth sciences

Job Title: Secretary of the Governing Board of the African Network of Earth Sciences                           Institutions.


Gebrekirstos Aster Afwork 

Country: Ethiopia

Field of Specialisation: Agroforestry Sciences

Job Title: Scientist at World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF).


Shiferaw Berhanu   

Country: Ethiopia

Field of Specialisation: Mathematical sciences                   

Job Title: Professor of Mathematics ,Temple University, USA.

Yacob Mulugetta 

Country: Ethiopia

Field of Specialisation: Development policy and Energy sciences

Job Title: Professor at University College London (UCL). 

Kojo Mensa-Wilmot 

Country: Ghana

Field of Specialisation: Biosciences

Job Title: Head, Cell Biology, University of Georgia.

Kwadwo Ansah Koram    

Country: Ghana                      

Field of Specialisation: Medical and health sciences               

Job Title: Deputy Director, West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens                         (WACCBIP), University of Ghana. 

Nicholas Biekepe 

Country: Ghana

Field of Specialisation: Economics and Mathematical Sciences

Job Title: President at Africagrowth Institute.

Paul-Kingsley Buah-Bassuah 

Country: Ghana

Field of Specialisation: Physical sciences 

Job Title: Chairman Ethics Review Board Of University of Cape Coast.

Federico Rosei 

Country: Italy.

Field of Specialisation: Chemical sciences

Job Title: Director,INRS Centre for Energy ,Materials and Telecommunication, Varennes, Canada.

Amina Abubakar

Country: Kenya

Field of Specialisation: Developmental and Health Psychology Sciences

Job Title: Research Fellow at KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme-Kilifi.

Mary Abukutsa-Onyango                

Country: Kenya

Field of Specialisation: Agricultural sciences                       

Job Title: Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research, Production and Extension, JKUAT. 

Jonah Ratsimbazafy  

Country: Madagascar 

Field of Specialisation: Animal sciences 

Job Title: President of the Madagascar Primate Research Group (GERP).

 Simeon Materechera

Country:  Malawi

Field of Specialisation: Agricultural and Nutritional sciences

Job Title: Director, Indigenous Knowledge Systems Centre.  

Bert Klumperman                                       

Country: Netherlands.                                              

Field of Specialisation: Biosciences

Job Title: South African Research Professor in Advanced Macromolecular Architectures,                       Stellenbosch University.  

Anthony Okoh 

Country: Nigeria 

Field of specialisation: Biosciences 

Job Title: Director at SAMRC Microbial Water Quality Monitoring Centre, South Africa.

David Olaleye                                    

Country: Nigeria

Field of Specialisation: Medical Sciences

Job Title: Professor of Virology, University of Ibadan.

Effiom Edem Antia   

Country: Nigeria

Field of specialisation: Environmental and Earth Sciences

Job Title: Professor of Geological and Physical Oceanography ,University of Calabar, Nigeria.

Isa Hussaini 

Country: Nigeria

Field of Specialisation: Medical and Health Sciences.

Job Title: Editor-in-Chief of Nigerian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical sciences.

Oluwatoyin Temitayo Ogundipe 

Country: Nigeria

Field of Specialisation: Biosciences

Job Title: Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos.

Pius Okeke

Country: Nigeria

Field of Specialisation: Physical Sciences

Job Title: President of African Astronomical Society

Tal-hatu Kolapo Hamzat                       

Country: Nigeria

Field of Specialisation: Medical and health sciences

Job Title: Professor and Orator at University of Ibadan.   

Agnes Binagwaho 

Country: Rwanda

Field of Specialisation: Medical and health sciences

Job Title: Vice Chancellor – University of Global Health Equity, Rwanda.

Aissa Wade 

Country: Senegal

Field of Specialisation: Mathematical sciences

Job Title: President of AIMS – Senegal. 

Evance Kalula 

Country: South Africa     

Field of Specialisation: Law and Legal sciences

Job Title: Director Internalization and Outreach, University of Cape Town.

Nancy Phaswana-Mafuya                         

Country: South Africa                                                

Field of Specialisation: Public Health sciences

Job Title: Deputy Vice Chancellor,  Research and Innovation , North West University.

Bassirou Bonfoh 

Country: Togo

Field of specialisation: Veterinary Sciences

Job Title: Director General and Head of Diplomatic Mission of CSRS.

Emmanuel Kasimbazi                            

Country: Uganda

Field of Specialisation: Policy sciences 

Job Title: Chair,Makerere University Environmental Law Centre.  

Alison Elliot 

Country: United Kingdom

Field of Specialisation: Biosciences

Job Title: Theme leader at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) unit.                                     


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