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We're thrilled to introduce the 2011 TEDGlobal Fellows! They'll join the TED community in Edinburgh for TEDGlobal 2011: "The Stuff of Life."


Manuel Aguilar (Guatemala) - Founder of Quetsol, an organization meeting the energy needs of the Guatemalan people with appropriate tech solutions.

Femi Akinde (Nigeria | US) - Founder of SlimTrader, the first platform in Africa allowing consumers to shop for goods and services via their mobile phones through text.

Suleiman Bakhit (Jordan) - Jordanian social media entrepreneur creating comics, animation, and games for the Middle East.

Yana Buhrer Tavanier (Bulgaria) - Investigative journalist working to expose the inhumane treatment of children and adults with disabilities and mental illness in the Balkans.

Monika Bulaj (Poland | Italy) - Photographer + documentarian telling the stories of people and places in conflict.

Bilge M. Demirkoz (Turkey | Switzerland) - Particle physicist + educator currently working at CERN on the ATLAS experiment, looking for new physics.

Julie Freeman (UK) - UK based artist combining science, technology, and natural systems, in order to create work that "translates" nature.

Jose Gomez-Marquez (Honduras | US) - Director of the IIH (Innovations in International Health) Lab at MIT, inventing and deploying medical technology for global health.

Lars Jan (US) - US based media artist and founder of Early Morning Opera, a multidisciplinary art lab creating works about "America right now."

Somi (Rwanda | Uganda | US) - East African soul-jazz vocalist + songwriter and founder of New Africa Live.

Christine Lee (US | China) - American bio-archeologist working to uncover and better understand Mongolia's and China's ancient civilizations.

Jae Rhim Lee (US) - Founder of the Infinity Burial Project, a project developing a unique strain of mushroom that decomposes and remediates toxins in human tissue.

Jon Lowenstein (US) - Photographer specializing in long-term, in-depth projects around power, poverty, and violence -- also working to create a foundation committed to social justice through visual communication.

Sonaar Luthra (US) - Creator of Water Canary, a water-testing device that collects real-time water quality data from the field.

Nathalie Miebach (US) - Boston based artist using weather data to create sculptures and music.

Serge Mouangue (Cameroon | Japan) - Tokyo based Cameroonian cross cultural artist + designer -- bringing both African and Japanese techniques into his work.

Alex Odira Odundo (Kenya) - Kenyan inventor of the Sisal Decorticator, a device turning sisal plant into fibre, and the Sisal Twinner, a device turning sisal fibre into rope.

Genevieve von Petzinger (Canada) - Canadian doctoral student studying ancient geometric signs from the Ice Age.

Lucianne Walkowicz (US) - Postdoctoral Fellow studying the effects of stellar activity on exoplanets with the Kepler Mission.

Jodie Wu (US | Tanzania) - Founder of Global Cycle Solutions, an organization developing and selling appropriate tech in the form of bicycle add-ons.