A Nigerian, Yemi Adesokan, has been recognised by the Technology Review magazine as one of the TR35 Honoree Award recipients for 2011.
Technology Review is an independent media company owned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
The TR35 recognises the world’s top innovators under the age of 35, spanning energy, medicine, computing, communications, nanotechnology, and other emerging fields.
Adesokan, who is also the founder of Pathogenica Inc., was selected as a member of the TR35 class of 2011 by a panel of expert judges and the editorial staff of Technology Review, who evaluated more than 300 nominations.
He is being honored for his work in the application of next generation sequencing to clinical diagnostics. He will join other TR35 honorees in discussing their achievements at the Emtech MIT 2011 conference, taking place at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, October 18 to 19, 2011.