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The development of future generations of scientists cannot be left to chance

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Africa’s scientific development is dependent on sustaining a pipeline of researchers to generate and contribute knowledge for its development and to better the lives of its people. This pipeline encompasses early career, mid-career and senior scientists.
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AAS Fellow Prof Zeblon Vilakazi, appointed as Wits vice-chancellor

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What are Africa’s priorities for climate change?

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Africa contributes least to global greenhouse gas emissions at only 4% yet is hardest hit by the impacts of climate change.
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Seventeen early career scientists selected to attend the 2020 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

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Seventeen early career African scientists nomin

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Improving blood screening for safer transfusion practices

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Sophie is working on the first comprehensive study on donor blood in Africa. A better understanding of the quality of blood is important as this research will hopefully result in improved screening, storage and use of blood to effectively manage this limited resource and shape better policies for this medical procedure.
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Setting research priorities to achieve quality maternal health care in Africa

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The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) is implementing the African Science Technology and Innovation (STI) Priority Setting programme, which is engaging Africa’s science leaders and political stakeholders to identify of the top scientific priorities that, if addressed, offer the highest return on investment for Africa’s sustainable development.

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Kemri plan to produce cheap drug for cancer

The initiative by the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri), if successful, could dramatically reduce the cost of some crucial cancer medicines by up to 70%.

Stellenbosch University's FLAIR Fellows partner with UK experts

Dr Rossouw hopes her findings will benefit commercial fermentation practices and improve the environmental sustainability of the wine sector.

Africa Contributes SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing to COVID-19 Tracking

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In recent years, laboratories on the continent have ramped up genomic sequencing capabilities, offering in-country analyses rather than outsourcing the job.

 

Another international FLAIR grant for Stellenbosch University engineering researcher

Tadie is also one of two SU researchers selected by the University to be part of the Department of Higher Education and Training's Future Professors Programme

Unlocking the life-saving secrets of African DNA

Core targets for treatment include cancer, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegenerative disease.

Meet Nigerian Nneka, world-class physicist with big int'l award

Professor Francis Nneka Okeke is one of the few Nigerians who are making remarkable achievements in the academic world.