AAS Open Research

Access to knowledge should be universal: an interview with AAS Affiliate Professor Sameer Jaffer Hameer

As part of our Open Access Week campaign, we spoke with Professor Sameer Jaffer Hameer from the Technical University of Kenya, School of Aerospace and Aviation Engineering and School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Prof Hameer shared his experiences with accessing research and teaching materials, as well as his thoughts on the future of publishing on the African continent.


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…