New Course to Bolster African Research Capacity

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A new course on protozoan parasites — like Plasmodium which causes malaria or trypanosomes which give rise to sleeping sickness — is being offered to African researchers in an effort to continue the strengthening of the continent’s research capacity. Read press release.

Aimed at advanced students of biology and medicine plus young faculty from African universities, the course, convened by Carnegie Corporation grantee the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), will introduce new perspectives and new technologies to emerging research institutions in sub-Saharan Africa.

The course complements the foundation’s efforts to find innovative approaches to strengthening Africa’s institutions of higher education often by linking them to other research institutions in Africa as well as overseas.