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RUFORUM Researcher To Receive Medal From The Vatican For Outstanding Scientific Research

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Professor Noble Banadda, Chair of the Department of Agricultural and BioSystems Engineering at Makerere University in Uganda and a former RUFORUM Principal Investigator has been awarded the Pius XI Medal for the year 2018.  The award, given by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences based at the Vatican, is in recognition of his outstanding scientific research. He was selected by unanimous decision of the Academy Council from among many candidates proposed. The Pius XI Medal was established in 1961 by Pope John XXIII to recognize outstanding scientific merit in the field of the natural sciences achieved by a young scientist under the age of 45. It is awarded by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences every two years and a few of the winners have gone on to become members of the Academy. Twenty-eight winners have been awarded the medal since its launch in 1961, but Prof Banadda will be the first African to receive it.

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