Somali Academics is a student-led non-profit organisation that aims to bridge the gap between the Somali community and academia. Our vision is to elevate the pursuit of higher education within our community.
Our mission is to create a platform focused on empowering our youth through organising events, seminars and workshops in order to facilitate the exchange of ideas and help fulfil their academic and career aspirations.
We are a team of dedicated and like-minded Somalis around the globe who are united in giving Somalis the tools to excel in their respective fields.
Ibrahim Farah is PhD student at UCL, and is a member of Molecular Psychiatry Laboratory - with an interest in understanding neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders using exome sequence. He also has interests in finding therapies for diseases as well as building B2B and D2C products in the digital health space, using a variety of multi-omics and consumer data.
Faysal (MRes, MSci) is a 2nd year PhD student at King’s College London working on the development of nanoparticle-based contrast agents in collaboration with Imperial College London. He is a keen advocate for diversity in STEM and was recently awarded an outreach grant from the Royal Society of Chemistry
Maymun Jama (MSc, BSc Hons.) is a final year PhD student based in Leicester. She is interested in cancer genomics and precision medicine and she is also heavily involved in community engagement.