What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your work research
I am a pharmaceutical chemistry lecturer with a master’s degree in molecular medicine from the institute of endemic diseases, faculty of medicine, University of Khartoum, Sudan and I am currently in my last year of PhD in medicinal chemistry in a joint program between the University of Khartoum and the University of Tours, France. I am also working as a research assistant at the Mycetoma research centre in Khartoum, Sudan. My research activities are centred on research aimed at drug discovery for neglected tropical diseases as these diseases pose a huge burden in my local community.
Why did you choose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellows program?
With the recent global surge in preprints, I noticed that researchers in my country are greatly lagging in the knowledge and engagement around preprints. That’s why through my participation in the ASAPbio Fellows program, I am hoping to advance my knowledge of preprints and hopefully gain insight into skills needed to promote preprints within my community.
What are you excited about in science communication?
I am most interested in promoting openness in science and science communication as I feel that openness is a must to insure global equity in accessibility to science.