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Faith Osier

Heidelberg University Hospital

Faith Osier is a Professor of Malaria Immunology and Group Leader at the Heidelberg University Hospital in Germany and at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kenya. Faith’s focus on understanding how people develop a natural immunity to malaria and her research into these mechanisms have won international recognition and several prestigious awards. Her ultimate goal is to eliminate malaria for the health and economic empowerment of Africa. In the same vein she is committed to improving the prospects of African Scientists – a mission that will be bolstered by her recent appointment of president of the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS), where she will oversee an effort to train 1,000 African PhD students in immunology over the next 10 years.

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Up to 20 scientists and leading experts from all over the world and a wide range of disciplines are invited to share insights into their future-changing work at the Falling Walls Conference on 9 November, in front of 700 international guests. In an inspiring, information-packed 15 minutes each, speakers present the core of their breakthroughs – which walls are they helping to tear down and how will it transform our lives?

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