Cambridge varsity college names Nigerian professor seventh president

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Ijeoma Uchegbu, Nigerian-British a Professor of Pharmaceutical Nanoscience known for her ground-breaking work in nanoparticle drug delivery, has been announced as the 7th President of Wolfson College, one of the 31 colleges of the University of Cambridge.

She will succeed the current President, Professor Jane Clarke, on October 1, 2024.

Ijeoma Uchegbu is a Nigerian-British Professor of Pharmacy at University College London where she held the position of Pro-Vice Provost for Africa and the Middle East. She is the Chief Scientific Officer of Nanomerics, a pharmaceutical nanotechnolog company specialising in drug delivery solutions for poorly water-soluble drugs, nucleic acids and peptides.

She is also a Governor of the Wellcome, a large biomedical research charity.
Apart from her highly cited scientific research in Pharmaceutical Nanoscience, Uchegbu is also known for her work in science public engagement and equality and diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).