14Nov 2016

Using gene drive approaches

Using gene drives On 11 October 2016 the African Academy of Sciences and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) convened a roundtable discussion on the potential of gene drive technology for malaria control. The roundtable brought together scientists from across Africa with expertise in infectious diseases,...

02Nov 2016

Mauritian President supports African Genomic Research

Mauritian President supports African Genomic Research For too long, Africa’s resources have been traded as raw material. Yet, the transformation of these resources and the translation of its ancestral knowledge could transform the continent.  Empowering the youth with the necessary tools and new knowledge will help the continent leapfrog...

27Oct 2016

Centre of Gravity for African Research Funding Shifts Closer to Africa

Centre of gravity for African research funding shifts closer to Africa The Wellcome Trust is shifting the centre of gravity of its funding for African science from the UK to the continent itself by handing over two major research programmes to the African Academy of Sciences’ Alliance for Accelerating...

19Oct 2016

Afrique One-Aspire launches

Afrique One-Aspire launches Watch and listen to the media coverage of the launch of the DELTAS Africa-funded  African Partnership for Intervention Research Excellence (AfriqueOne-Aspire). DELTAS Africa is a scheme to support the African-led development of world class researchers and research leaders in Africa that is being implemented by the African Academy...

19Oct 2016

DELGEME launches

Read about the launch of the DELTAS Africa-funded Developing Excellence in Leadership and Genetic Training for Malaria Elimination in Sub-Saharan Africa (DELGEME). DELGEME launch