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OUR MEMBER LOCATIONS

4 REASONS TO JOIN AFRICAN SCIENCE INITIATIVE

ASI seeks to enhance collaboration between young African researchers and researchers in the diaspora to identify potential opportunities for joint research ventures including joint applications for research funding as well as skills transfer and capacity development.
ASI will promote awareness about exciting new developments in science and technology in Africa, through the ASI blog. Blog posts are written by a diverse group of African scientists highlighting issues relating to science and technology on the continent.
ASI aims to serve as a central interactive interface where new opportunities for research in Africa arising from national, continental and international agencies are communicated to Africa’s researchers.
ASI is establishing a critical mass of young African scientists who can act as an organized additional voice for engagement with African governments and other funding organizations to advocate for increased funding as well as responsive programs in support of African science and technology.

OUR MEMBER DEMOGRAPHICS

43%
Student Scientists
21%
Post Doctoral Fellows
17%
Research Group Leaders
43%
Women Scientists
245
Members
25
Countries
8
Scientific Areas

Executive Members


Meet the team behind African Science Initiative

Service2_image Dr. Yaw Bediako

WACCBIP- University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana/ Francis Crick Institute, London, UK.

I am a Ghanaian immunologist with a broad interest in investigating immune function among African populations in order to better address immunopathology associated with infectious and non-infectious diseases among these populations...

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Service2_image Dr. Cheryl Andisi Kivisi

Pwani University/ PUBReC, Kilifi, Kenya

I am a lecturer in Biological Sciences at Pwani University and Postdoctoral researcher at Pwani University Biosciences Research Centre. I am interested in host-pathogen interactions in infectious diseases, currently focusing on variant surface antigens in malaria...

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Service2_image Dr. Victor Riitho

Blizard Institute, London UK

I am a Kenyan post-doctoral researcher at the Blizard Institute working on the immunology of advanced HIV infection, looking at mechanisms underlying enhanced infection prophylaxis for advanced HIV in Africa. Prior to this, I worked at the International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi, Kenya...

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Service2_image Dr. Daniel Muli Muema

African Health Research Institute, Durban, South Africa.

I am a Kenyan postdoctoral scientist at the Africa Health Research Institute in Durban, South Africa. My work entails characterizing the immune defects in HIV patients to inform strategies for vaccine design. I am also interested in contributing to African research...

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Service2_image Dr. Musa Mulongo

Livestock Vaccine Innovation Fund, IDRC, Canada.

As a senior programme officer at the IDRC, I manage a large portfolio focused on vaccine development projects targeted at low and middle-income countries. I am an expert in infectious disease immunology and vaccine discovery with extensive experience in the identification and evaluation of veterinary vaccines...

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Service2_image Dr. George Githinji

KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi, Kenya.

I am a Kenyan postdoctoral scientist at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya. I utilize computational approaches to study virus sequence diversity and transmission patterns during outbreaks...

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