For this second Q&A, we spoke to the AAS Open Research Photography Competition runner up, Kwasi Adu Obirikorang from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana, about his research behind the photograph of the fisherman casting his net over Lake Bosomtwe.
For this Q&A, we spoke to Adéritow Gonçalves from the National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) in Cape Verde about his research into mosquitoes and vector-borne diseases behind the AAS Open Research Photography Competition winning entry.
This blog posts explores how researchers and institutions supported by SSACAB moved fast to conduct essential COVID-19 related research in South Africa.
The judges have deliberated, and the winners have been chosen. Learn more about the winning entries for the AAS Open Research Photography Competition.
In this blog post, we look at the impetus and breadth of the work performed by African researchers and institutions supported by the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA). They’ve been a multidisciplinary driving force, leading and covering essential areas from trauma to obstetrics, care of the elderly to children wellness.
In this blog post, we look at how African scientists and Institutions supported by the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) moved fast to conduct essential COVID-related research. This includes completing the first detailed molecular analysis of SARS-CoV-2 viruses sequenced in Africa.
In this blog post, Charlie Vickers, Senior Editorial Assistant, explains why Study Protocols are important – not only for science in general, but as part of the AAS Open Research model too.
Kidist Bobosha is a Microbiologist and Principal Investigator for the Tuberculosis Genetics Network in Africa (TBGENAfrica) project under the Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3 Africa) programme. In this blog post, Kidist talks about her research with TBGENAfrica, understanding the impact of tuberculosis pathogenesis and pathology, and getting one step closer to eliminating Tuberculosis (TB), one of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases.
Mavis Akuffobea-Essilfie is a Senior Research Scientist and a CIRCLE Fellow at the Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (CSIR-STEPRI) in Ghana. Mavis used her grant funding to help her local community adapt to the impact of climate change in Ghana and in Africa. In this blog post, she explains the negative impact climate change has on farmers’ livelihoods and its impact on men and women.
Adesola Oluwafunmilola Olumide is a Senior Medical Research Fellow and Consultant Physician at the Institute of Child Health, University of Ibadan and University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria. In this blog, Adesola discusses how secondary school enrolment can be protective against adolescent engagement in health-risk behaviours such as cigarette smoking and unsafe sexual practices.