Dr Mahmoud Bukar Maina
Mahmoud Bukar Maina is a Research Fellow in the Serpell Laboratory, Sussex Neuroscience, studying neurodegeneration, especially in Alzheimer's disease. He was trained in Nigeria, before proceeding to the UK where he received a PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, UK. In addition to his research on Alzheimer's disease, Mahmoud researches African Neuroscience to find strategies to strengthen this discipline in Africa. Mahmoud has nearly a decade of experience in science communication in Africa and the UK. He founded the Outreach branch of TReND in Africa in 2013 (https://trendinafrica.org/outreach) and Science Communication Hub Nigeria in 2018 (https://www.scicomnigeria.org/). He founded the African Science Literacy Network (ASLN) as a platform to promote accurate dissemination of science through collaboration between scientists and journalists. For his work, Mahmoud has received multiple awards and recognitions, including the Royal Society of Biology Science Communication Award in 2017, New England Biolabs Passion for Science Humanitarian Duty Award in 2019 and admission to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2018.