Global Networks, Fight Against Cancer Lecture

February 9, 2023

CariGenetics will be hosting a public lecture at the Bermuda College on Monday [Feb 13] featuring South African scientist, Professor Zodwa Dlamini.

A spokesperson said, “On Monday, 13 February 2023, CariGenetics will be hosting a public lecture at the Bermuda College. Entitled Exploiting Global Networks For The Fight Against Cancer, the lecture will be given by renowned South African scientist, Professor Zodwa Dlamini, who is the Scientific Director of the SAMRC/UP Precision Prevention & Novel Drug Targets for HIV-Associated Cancers [PPNDTHAC] Extramural Unit and the Scientific Director of the Pan African Cancer Research Institute [PACRI] at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

“Among her many achievements, Professor Dlamini is a member of the Council for Scientific Advisers of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology [ICGEB], an international scientific body composed of scientists of the highest profile and international standing. She is also an elected member of the Academy of Science of South African [ASSAf] for significant achievement in the pursuit, advancement or application of science.

“The free lecture, which is open to all members of the public, begins at 6 pm.”

CariGenetics Cancer Lecture Bermuda Feb 9 2023

Professor Zodwa is looking forward to speaking on Monday, saying: “I am very much excited and honoured to talk to the Bermudians about cancer research. I believe that access to information about cancer research is quite important so we can be able to work together in the fight against cancer.

“Exploiting global networks for the fight against cancer and accessing diverse populations brings us closer to transforming and improving cancer care both in high income countries and in underserved populations and closing the cancer health disparities gap.”

She encourages anyone who is interested in cancer research to attend the lecture, not only those in the medical field, saying: “Everybody from all walks of life should be able to gain some knowledge.”

CariGenetics Cancer Lecture Bermuda Feb 9 2023

CariGenetics founder and CEO, Dr Carika Weldon adds: “As a Bermudian who has been impacted by cancer personally—losing my grandmother to it in 2017—and as a Bermudian who studied cancer while I was pursuing my PhD, I feel it is my duty to use my knowledge of genetics to try and improve cancer care in Bermuda.

“At CariGenetics, our goal is to educate and empower in order for our people to not only know what is possible, but to help to make it happen through establishing key partnerships with researchers like Professor Dlamini, who are at the cutting edge of cancer research.”

This lecture is supported by The Bermuda College. It will also be streamed live via the CariGenetics Facebook page for those who want to attend virtually.

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