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Vidushi Neergheen

ISC Fellow (2023)

Dr. Vidushi Neergheen serves as the Director of the Doctoral School at the University of Mauritius. Within this capacity, she actively advocates for and supports doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows, fostering an environment conducive to advanced research pursuits.

Moreover, Vidushi spearheads research initiatives at the Biopharmaceutical Unit within the Centre for Biomedical and Biomaterials Research at the University of Mauritius. Her scholarly pursuits are concentrated at the intersection of biopharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and functional foods, representing a central focus in the pursuit of innovative and preventive healthcare solutions.

The diverse portfolio of nutraceuticals from indigenous resources are designed to bestow health benefits that resonate in the prevention of afflictions such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and cognitive impairments. Vidushi’s outstanding contributions to cancer research earned her the prestigious Best African Woman Researcher Award at the UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit in 2017.

Committed to advancing scientific collaboration and knowledge dissemination, she actively engages in prominent global scientific communities, including the Global Young Academy, Next Einstein Forum, and African Science Leadership Program. As a facilitator within ASLP, Vidushi steadfastly works to nurture a sustainable network of science leaders in Africa, emphasising the imperative role of young scientists in influential decision-making processes.

This page has been updated in May 2024.

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