It was a pleasure to proceed to the opening of the African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation (ANDI) Centre of Excellence for Biomedical and Biomaterials Research .The creation of the Centre for Biomedical and Biomaterials Research at the University of Mauritius and its designation as Centre of Excellence by the African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation (ANDI) is indeed very timely. The Centre of Excellence for Biomedical and Biomaterials Research (CBBR) will focus on research at the interface between materials/polymer science and biosciences with emerging fields such as nanotechnology and Nano medicine. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the University of Mauritius and the Cyclotron Réunion Océan Indien (CYROI) and I personally recommend this type of initiative as we need regional collaboration if we are to succeed. I wish them plenty of success in their endeavour !
- Rajesh Jeetah
- Dr Jeetah was elected Member of the National Assembly in December 2003 for the first time for Constituency No.7 (Piton/Rivière du Rempart), and remained so until April 2005. Dr Jeetah was re-elected as: • Member of the National Assembly for Constituency No.11 (Vieux Grand Port-Rose Belle), in 2005 and became Minister of Industry, Small and Medium Enterprises, Commerce & Cooperatives (2005 to 2008).He became Minister of Health & Quality of Life (2008 to 2010). • Member of the National Assembly for Constituency No.10 (Montagne Blanche- GRSE)in 2010 and became Minister of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology till 2014. Education and Qualifications: a. University of Cambridge (2002 -2003) - ACU Research Fellowship b. University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) (1984-1993) • BSc (Hons) – Textile Technology • PhD – Textile Technology