Dr Wuraola Akande
Board Member, Marie Curie Alumni Association, International.
Dr Akande MRPharmS is Chief Pharmacist Tristate Cardiovascular Institute Nigeria. Her first degree was in Biochemistry at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria (1997-2002), followed by a Master of Pharmacy at the University of Brighton, UK in (2003- 2007). Her research career began in 2008 as a Marie Curie Early Stage researcher, working for a PhD funded by the FP7 Marie Curie MONACO-EXTRA project (218242). Dr Akande's research was on designing an appropriate matrix for use in extracorporeal apheresis systems.
Such a matrix would be of use in a wide range of clinical situations where specific removal of blood components would of beneficial to patients. She presented her research results at international conferences such as: UK Society for Biomaterial and European Society for artificial organs and American Society for artificial organs. She is a registered pharmacist with good standing with: the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, UK; General Pharmaceutical Council, UK; and the Pharmacist Council of Nigeria. Wuraola completed her mandatory National Service at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria in March 2014. She is particularly keen to help promote awareness amongst young people in life Sciences, and one of her preferred ways of doing this is to go into schools and talk on the subject. She was elected a Board member of Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) in November 2013, a member of the Gender equality for mobile researchers in science within MCAA, present chair of the Communications working group within MCAA, founder and current chair of African Chapter of Marie Curie Alumni.