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Saturday, March 28, 2020
The African Academy of Sciences to elect new members of the Governing Council
Transforming cooking in households to improve air quality
The Big Picture
This March issue of the AAS Big Picture focuses on the Coronavirus situation in Africa, innovative methods to fight drug resistance and unveils the new GGC website. It also highlights funding opportunities in cancer prevention, snake bite research, climate resilience and land resource governance....
The Big Picture
This January/February issue of the AAS Big Picture focuses on the inclusion of more African women in science, unveils the new cohort of AAS Affiliates and promotes the second phase of the DELTAS Africa programme. It also highlights the importance of open access research as well as opportunities in research.
Interesting science news from across the continent
This November/December issue of the AAS Big Picture focuses on the recent partnership between AAS and WHO, processing titanium alloys and why African scientists should apply for the Africa India Mobility Fund. It also highlights the importance of open access research as well as opportunities in research.
Origin of modern humans 'traced to Botswana'
This October issue of the AAS Big Picture showcases science in Africa tracing the origins of humankind, the fastest ants in the Sahara and exciting antimicrobial discoveries. It also highlights the importance of open access research as well as opportunities in both science journalism and biomedical research.
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Ebola now curable after trials of drugs in DRC
In this September 2019 issue of The AAS Big Picture we showcase opportunities in both biomedical and social science research. We also highlight some amazing science in Africa on innovative solutions to health challenges. If you have content on funding opportunities, events or science in Africa feel free to email this to firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion in this monthly e-newsletter.
Kemri plan to produce cheap drug for cancer
The initiative by the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri), if successful, could dramatically reduce the cost of some crucial cancer medicines by up to 70%.
Stellenbosch University's FLAIR Fellows partner with UK experts
Dr Rossouw hopes her findings will benefit commercial fermentation practices and improve the environmental sustainability of the wine sector.
Another international FLAIR grant for Stellenbosch University engineering researcher
Tadie is also one of two SU researchers selected by the University to be part of the Department of Higher Education and Training's Future Professors Programme
Harnessing the power of collective thinking
Progressive partnerships and collaborative efforts between The RSE and other global academies are invaluable for effectively addressing domestic and international societal challenges.