The Broad Institute is a world-renowned biomedical research hub and is home to one of South Africa’s most prodigious youngsters in computational biology. Lindo Nkambule has been tasked with leading the development of novel software for analysing large genomic datasets, which he describes as the highlight of his career. At only 24, his best years are yet to come. Nkambule’s upward trajectory from his roots in Diepsloot and Madadeni took him to a BSc at the University of the Witwatersrand. He then qualified with first-class honours from the University of Cape Town. He also found time to kickstart Get Sum1 Out, a non-profit organisation that assists disadvantaged children with their academic performance.
I am driven to prove that indeed young people, and young black women particularly, can undoubtedly do well in these positions and beyond