Ibrahim Adamu

Ibrahim Adamu B.Sc. Microbiology Federal University Dutsin-ma, Nigeria

“Antimicrobial Resistance Leadership Program for Tertiary Students Africa (AMRLEP) played a key role in broadening my horizon, developing and strengthening my knowledge of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). The program sparkled and improved my passion and interest of contributing towards combating the global threats of AMR. It developed my research and advocacy skills, design thinking and project management skills. It also exposed me to unlimited global opportunities and strongly build and expand my network. The mentorship and support this program provide is unique. It’s six months now since my graduation from this program, but I have recorded a lot of achievements so far. I was invited to give talks on AMR in several programs, invited to collaborate on a number of ongoing researches, and also participated in a number of national and international conferences.

Recently, I won the prestigious Sanger Institute prize for the year 2022, which will offer me a fully funded three-months internship with a research group at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, United Kingdom, and I have no doubt that AMRLEP is the foundation for my win. My winning essay was based on how genomics can be used to track antimicrobial resistance genes in Nigeria, and my internship will also focus on genomics of AMR and infectious diseases. No doubt, AMRLEP is grooming future leaders full of potentials and skills to transform the global healthcare system.”