Emmanuel Amabebe

Favourite Thing: make vital life discoveries and teach others



Niger Delta University,Nigeria, University of Benin,Nigeria, University of Sheffield,UK


BMedSci, MSc

Work History:

Assistant Lecturer and Graduate assistant, Niger Delta University

Current Job:

PhD student, University of Sheffield,UK


University of Sheffield, UK

Me and my work

I am a PhD research student working on a Preterm birth prediction study

I am working on a very exciting and landmark project investigating the potential use of next generation molecular biological and imaging techniques to predict women at risk of premature birth so that we can prevent this condition and improve pregnancy outcomes.

My Typical Day

working in the lab and office

What I'd do with the money

The prize money will help us procure more posters, tapes, dummies etc which are tools we use to inform and educate our patients and the public.

We discover that our patients and subjects as well as the general public find it much easier to understand and respond well to pictorial presentations of our activities. So we think this is an excellent opportunity to invest more in this area of our research.

My Interview

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

positive, hardworking, brave

Who is your favourite singer or band?

tu face

What's your favourite food?

What is the most fun thing you've done?

What did you want to be after you left school?

medical scientist and lecturer

Were you ever in trouble in at school?


What was your favourite subject at school?


What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?

Presenting my work in a scientific conference call

What or who inspired you to become a scientist?

Prof LFO OBIKA (my MSc supervisor)

If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?

A solicitor

If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!

Be the President of my country

Tell us a joke.

Other stuff

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