Vidushi Neergheen-Bhujun is a senior lecturer since 2014 Department of Health Sciences and ANDI Centre for Biomedical and Biomaterials Research at the Faculty of Science of the University of Mauritius. She graduated with a PhD in Biosciences in 2008.
Vidushi has research interest centered on the cancer chemopreventive effects of bioactive extracts derived from food and medicinal plants indigenous to Mauritius. Vidushi is determined at finding locally optimised solutions for the prevention and management of cancer, an intensifying problem on the African continent, including Mauritius. Her research interfaces with medicine, molecular biology and biochemistry and has culminated in more than 50 impactful communications.
Moreover, she has been an active member of the Global Young Academy from 2012 to 2017, is a Next Einstein Forum Ambassador and is a fellow of the African Science Leadership Program. In 2014, she was honoured by the World Economic Forum as one of the Global Young Scientists 2014/2015, a group of scientists with a proven track record of advancing the frontiers of science in areas of high societal impact. In 2017, she received the Best African Woman Researcher Award from Merck Africa for her outstanding contribution to cancer research.