Profesor Ijeoma Uchegbu
Professor Ijeoma F. Uchegbu BPharm, PhD is Professor of Pharmaceutical Nanoscience and Pro-Vice Provost for Africa and The Middle East at University College, London.
She is also the Chief Scientific Officer at Nanomerics Limited.
Professor Uchegbu works in the pharmaceutical sciences, creating new medicines using nanotechnology.
Nanomerics, which licensed the proprietary technology developed by her and Professor Andreas G Schätzlein over the last 20 years, has recently licensed out two new assets: a pain medicine and eye drops for dry eye disease.
Both are enabled by nanotechnology and are being developed for patients by the licensees.
She says she has tremendous fun at work, as every day she learns something new.
What is life, if not for learning?