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Prof Mizrahi awarded Harry
Oppenheimer Fellowship
Africa’s premier research fellowship has been awarded
to Professor Val Mizrahi, director of the Institute of
Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine at UCT.
The award recognises Mizrahi as a pre-eminent
scholar who has made an internationally significant
contribution to the field of microbiology and tuberculosis
(TB) research.
Mizrahi proposed two projects as
part of the Oppenheimer fellowship.
The first, involving collaboration
with Professor Digby Warner and
Dr Melissa Chengalroyen, is aimed
at exploring the many roles of the
essential vitamin B2 (riboflavin) in
the biology of the TB bacterium. The
second builds on a study led by UCT
postdoctoral fellow Mandy Mason and
will test a longstanding hypothesis of
Mizrahi’s regarding the possibility of
shortening treatment for TB.
This is the 21st time that the
Oppenheimer Research Fellowship has
been awarded, and Mizrahi is the ninth
person at UCT to be honoured.
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