UCT scientists call for improvement in African vaccine manufacturing

23 August 2021’/ Culled from UCT Media Communication/UCT Website UCT scientists call for improvement in African vaccine manufacturing University of Cape Town (UCT) scientists have called for governments and private sector funders to join forces to urgently create the infrastructure to enable the transformation of local expertise into concrete vaccine manufacturing capability for Africa. Their ‘call to arms’, contained in a recently published paper in Nature Reviews entitled Prospects for SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines in Africa, sounded the alarm early on in the COVID-19 pandemic. While the onset of…

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Innovation at University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town’s tradition of research excellence has led to great inventions and discoveries. UCT academics and graduates have been innovators in almost every discipline. These include: Professor Christiaan Barnard, who pioneered heart transplants Allan Cormack, who developed the CAT scanner Sir Aaron Klug, who contributed to the development of crystallographic electron microscopy and furthered knowledge of nucleic acid–protein complexes. UCT spin-off companies A number of products based on UCT intellectual property have been successfully commercialised and in certain instances spin-off companies created.Find out more about UCT’s spin-off…

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UCT team nets inaugural agri-entrepreneurship prize

STORY BY HELEN SWINGLER. PHOTOS LERATO MADUNA/FROM UCT NEWS WEBSITE.  University of Cape Town (UCT) PhD candidate Julian Kanjere and his team have won the inaugural Inqola FEED Innovation Prize for their FoodPrint platform. This is an agritech start‑up that’s building a digital and blockchain‑enabled food traceability platform for producers, consumers and others involved in food supply chains. The prize was created by Food, Equity, Equality and Democracy (FEED) in partnership with Simanye Trust, Southern African Food Lab, iZindaba Zokudla, Seriti Institute, the University of Johannesburg’s Process, Energy and Environmental Technology Station, and Food for…

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3RD LASU RESEARCH FAIR : CALL FOR ABSTRACT

07 Sep 2021, 10:00am – 07 Sep 2021, 05:00pm Lagos State University, Ojo Campus, Lagos. The 3rd Lagos State University ( LASU) Research Fair has been scheduled for Tuesday, 7th September, 2021. In view of this, the Directorate of Research and Innovation, LASU hereby calls for submission of abstract.The Theme of the Fair is “Creative and Innovative Solutions to COVID19 Pandemic”.The Subthemes are:1. Solving socio-economic and livelihood challenges2. Advancing the frontiers of knowledge for solutions3. Building a robust and resilient Nigerian Health System4. New paradigms and methods in Education5. Innovative Solutions to COVID-196.…

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Veteran artist Yusuf Grillo dies at 86

Agency Report Veteran Visual Artist, Prof. Yusuf Grillo has been confirmed dead, due to COVID-19 complications. Gboyega Grillo, son of the deceased, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Monday. Gtillo was 86 years old. He said his father died in the early hours of Monday, August 23, 2021. Grillo, who could not hide his emotions, said he was so pained that he wasn’t able to speak to the media, due to the shock and preparations toward the burial. He said the remains of his father would…

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UI Shines At ‘Huawei ICT Global Challenge

*Company promises to set up digital academy in UI UI Website/EDUCATIONNEWSBy Adeyinka  By Adeyinka Adeniran The University of Ibadan’s contingent who participated in the 2020 edition of Huawei ICT Global Challenge emerged as Global Champions. The Country Manager, Talent Ecosystem Development, Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Limited, Mr. Kenneth Igwe, said the excellent performance of the UI’s students in the competition shows that the institution’s students are talented, skilled, creative, gifted, passionate and zealous for information and communication technology for sustainable development. He made the commendation during a courtesy call on the…

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OAU 60th Anniversary Sports Festival

23 August 2021 Dear colleagues,  we are pleased to inform you that the opening ceremony of the Great Ife games will start tomorrow- with a brief event at 3pm. we  would like to encourage us all to be present.

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Omomeewa: We want full autopsy, immortalise ex-LASU activist, NANS, ERC, tell Gov. Sanwo-Olu

National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and the Education Right Campaign, both of LASU chapter are demanding an autopsy of Nurudeen Alowonle an ex-LASU activist, popularly called Omomeewa, who was killed by unknown gunmen around Egbeda Igando road in Lagos State on Wednesday last week. National Association of Nigerian Students particularly, is asking the Lagos State government to immortalise the deceased for the various roles he played in kicking against oppressive government and ensuring the masses have right to affordable education.  The union is equally asking government for an all-inclusive…

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