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Riad Abdel Latif Bayoumi, Sudanese geneticist and biochemist (02 February 1943 –

Authored over 70 research publications

Performed genetic mapping of Joubert syndrome, hereditary spastic paraplegia and multiple epiphyseal dysplasia

HONOURS

Visiting Scientist, Danish Medical Research Council of Copenhagen University Hospital for his work on cyto-adherence of malaria parasitized erythrocytes (1993)

Senior Visiting Scientist, World Health Organization for his work on use of recombinant DNA to study the genetic diversity of Plasmodium falciparum (1989)  


Davidson Sylvester Hector Willoughby Nicol, Sierra Leonean diplomat, writer and physician (Freetown 14 September 1924 – Cambridge, United Kingdom 20 September 1994)

First to analyse the break down of insulin in the human body

With L.F. Smith. Amino-acid sequence of human insulin. Nature 187:483-5, 1960

The biological activity of pure peptides obtained by enzymatic hydrolysis of insulin. Biochem. J. 7:395-401, 1960

The biological activity of insulin derivatives. Biochem. Biophys. Acta 34:257-8, 1959

First African to be named fellow at either Cambridge or Oxford Universities (1957)