Gift Mehlana is leading a research group that focus on the development of novel porous materials for capturing waste carbon dioxide emitted from industrial activities. In this blog, he explains the motivation behind this research and how the captured gas is converted to provide energy for various applications in the chemical industry.
In our second blog post for Peer Review Week, the Peer Review Team talk about how we build trust between our authors, reviewers and the wider research community, discussing our author-led process, which means no editorial bias, and going through the revision and response process here at AAS Open Research.
As this week (21st-25th September) marks Peer Review Week, the Peer Review Team delve into the meaning of this year’s theme of ‘Trust in Peer Review’ and explore how our transparent peer review process is ideally suited to building trust.
In this blog, Lucy Mupfumi writes about the power of digital storytelling as a means of initiating discussion on health issues, as she shares her experience of working on a programme that harnesses adolescent advocacy to End TB in Botswana.
African countries are running programmes to discover, develop and deliver game-changing interventions in priority areas that will help most people lead better lives, sooner. Read this blog, as Nicki Tiffin, Nicola Mulder and Jennifer Mabuka, discuss the priority setting exercise for genomic medicine in Africa.
Innovators in Africa are yet to fulfil their potential, write Moses Alobo and Simon Ndoria, in this blog that was originally published as an article on Research Professional.
In this blog, Grace Mwaura, Fellows Manager at the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and Namukolo Covic, Senior Research Coordinator at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) discuss the priority setting exercise for the food security and nutrition.
Dr Kiyuka uses virtual reality technology to engage and immerse secondary school students in science. In this blog, she discusses how a virtual tour of a laboratory, showing the researchers at work in different departments, could help students learn about science and increase their understanding of research. She hopes this will inspire young scholars to consider science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers.
From strengthening research capacity to strengthening research systems, this blog post summarises some the key lessons learned.
In this blog, AAS Grand Challenges Africa members Dr Moses Alobo and Colette Adhiambo, detail the process for setting R&D priorities for maternal, neonatal and child health and why these are important for Africa.