Top South African AIDS Scientist Salim Abdool Karim Becomes Fellow of Prestigious Royal Society, 30 years after it became his dream, which just shows that if you have a dream and work like a dog towards it, it will happen.
Professor Karim joins the ranks of the most “eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from the UK and the Commonwealth” – according to the Society’s website – a group that has included people like Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking! Each Fellow is elected for life through a peer review process.
The Centre for the Aids Research Programme of SA (Caprisa) – of which Professor Karim is Director – explained that to qualify for Royal Society Fellowship, an individual must have made a “substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge, including mathematics, engineering science and medical science”. And what better place to become au fait with AIDS than Africa?
Source: SA People.com
(Edited for style. Additional text by Alex Rose-Innes.)