Isa Marte Husseini, a Professor of Pharmacology in the University of Maiduguri has won the International Institute for Training, Research and Economic Development (IITRED) Research Award for his research breakthroughs.
According to IITRED in a mail, parts of which YERWA EXPRESS NEWS had seen, Marte’s research innovation on anti-cancer herbal drug has won the research prize for the year 2018 in the category of medical research.
The award will be conferred on the multiple award winning professor during an award session holding at Sheraton Hotel in Abuja, November 15.
The professor, nicknamed Hope-for-cancer by his students, was also a YERWA EXPRESS NEWS awardee in 2017 last year for most impactful research.
His research is a daring attempt to solve one of the leading causes of death worldwide and the most dangerous medical condition this generation has seen, cancer, through herbal medicines.
The investigation, started 2010, has reached an advanced stage with reassuring prospects.
‘We will have to do animal studies and, also try them on humans; that is called clinical trials,’ Marte told YERWA EXPRESS NEWS in a September 2017 interview as the next steps to complete the findings.
He will be conferred with the fellowship of the institute in the November 15 award ceremony where he is also expected to make a 15 minute powerpoint presentation of his research.
IITRED is as ‘an international, independent non-proﬁt organization committed to a mission of providing top quality training and capacity building.
‘The Institute provides project management services whilst conducting issue-based research using cutting edge technology and specialized manpower to improve overall economic development of people and societies.
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‘The Institute, registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission in 2007, offers training and programming work within and out of Nigeria; especially in South Africa, Ethiopia, Europe, United States and Trinidad & Tobago.
‘In the last decade, IITRED has established key programmes which are principally the Nigeria – Trinidad & Tobago Economic & Cultural Exchange Forum, Strategic Planning Certiﬁcation, Distinguished Research Seminar & IITRED Research Prize Awards, Skill Acquisition and Empowerment Schemes, Agricultural Development Services and of recent, the Enterprise Summit’, it wrote on its website