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DR. Sulaiman Sadi Ibrahim of Bayero University, Kano, an indigene of Getso town, in Gwarzo Local Government Area of Kano State, has become the first Nigerian to receive the UK’s Welcome Trust award to the tune of £969,680 (more than half a Billion naira). He received the award for his work in creating a comprehensive molecular biology Laboratory.

The fund is to carry out a project spanning eight years to improve the infrastructural capacity in Nigeria; and support both undergraduates and postgraduate students.

His current research aims to understand how malaria-transmitting mosquitoes adapt to the rising temperatures due to global warming (climate change); “the genetic mechanisms they use for such adaptations, and how the mechanisms can be targeted for the control of the mosquitoes.

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