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The Embassy of Sweden and the National Research Foundation to host Swedish-South Africa Nobel Inspired Lecture Series

In celebration of the long-standing friendship between Sweden and South Africa along with the technological and scientific advances that spur development and improve conditions for humanity, the National Research Foundation in partnership with the Sweden Embassy in Pretoria and Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University will host the annual Nobel Inspired Lecture on Monday, 2 October 2017 at Sefako Makgatho Health Science University.

The Nobel Inspired Lecture Series was launched in 2014 and annually brings together prominent researchers in the fields of economic sciences, medicine/physiology, physics, chemistry, peace and literature for an event coinciding with the announcement of the Nobel Laureates. The aim of the event is to acknowledge research excellence in South Africa and Sweden and celebrate the long-standing friendship between the two countries.

This year’s lecture will be delivered by a prominent South African researcher, Dr Gasnat Shaboodien, Deputy Director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Unit at the University of Cape Town, who will give a lecture on the discovery of the CDH2 gene that predisposes young people to cardiac arrest.

Dr Shaboodien is part of the South African team that made this groundbreaking discovery, which has been has heralded as the most significant for South African medical science since the first human-to-human heart transplant in 1967.

The Lecture is open to all researchers and students (undergraduates and postgraduates) from different universities and science councils working within the aforementioned Nobel fields.

Details for the event are as follows:
Date: Monday, 2 October 2017
Venue: Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
            Molotlegi Street
           Ga-Rankuwa, Pretoria
           Gauteng
Time: 10:30 am to 13:00 pm

Please confirm your attendance with Ms. Tshegofatso Thoka on tel. +27 (12) 481 4172, email: tshegofatso.thoka@nrf.ac.za

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