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Symon Kariuki, a researcher  at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, is one of five early career researchers to receive a 2017 MQ Fellowship. Kariuki will investigating the genetic risk factors in epilepsy and mental illness. His award is co-funded by The Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute. 

The KEMRI - Wellcome Trust Research Programme was formed in 1989 when the Kenya Medical Research Institute formed a partnership with the Wellcome Trust and the University of Oxford.

Read more about the MQ Fellows

Read more about Symon Kariuki’s work