AAS Open Research

A hardy fungus can provide clinical benefits

The role of serendipity in the pursuit of antimicrobials. A chance discovery of a fungus growing on a window frame outside researcher’s, Patrick Kobina Arthur, home in Ghana, spurred an ongoing battle to remove the organism eventually leading to an investigation of its potential as a promising new antimicrobial in the fight against pathogens.


Funding research in Africa: The AAS perspective

In this blog, Tom Kariuki and Judy Omumbo, tell us about Future Leaders African Independent Research (FLAIR), a fellowship designed to help talented early-career researchers, whose science is focused on the needs of the continent, to establish independent careers in African institutions and ultimately, their own research groups.


South-South collaborations – a possible approach to academic exchange and innovation?

Rashmi Rodrigues MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Community Health, St. John’s Medical College in Bangalore, India reflects on her experiences visiting Africa and the potential of growing South-South collaborations. On the 3rd July 2018, the excitement of the upcoming academic visit overshadowed the stress of obtaining my visa to South Africa. I was visiting…


Shiny new guidelines to celebrate International Data Week

In support of International Data Week, Hollydawn Murray introduces our newly overhauled data guidelines. These guidelines have been rolled out across the F1000 platforms. In March, I announced F1000’s renewed commitment to data sharing and intent to focus on data quality. This week I am pleased to release F1000’s updated data guidelines and quick data guides…