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A great avenue for building a vibrant network of emerging scientists committed to advancing research collaboration – Michèle Mbo’o-Tchouawou The nature of the greatest challenges to humanity are not limited to single research fields and so if we are to effectively address the development goals, we must become truly interdisciplinary. While clear enough in notion, this […]
I just realized how refreshing and energizing it was to visit and learn more about the John Innes Centre – Michèle Mbo’o-Tchouawou 2018 marks two years of partnership between African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) and the John Innes Centre. To recognise this, Deputy Director Michèle Mbo’o Tchouawou visited the John Innes Centre to celebrate successes and build […]
The John Innes Centre, Earlham Institute and the BecA-ILRI hub, Kenya, have jointly initiated a comprehensive 8-month training programme to address the critical shortages in bioinformatics capability in Africa. The programme named “Bioinformatics Community of Practice (BiX CoP)” is designed to build a strong self-sustaining network of bioinformaticians in Africa with expertise in data analysis […]
Jade and Ana’s PIPs placement took place at Pwani University, Kilifi, Kenya under the supervision of Dr. Rose Kigathi and Professor Santie De Villiers. This project was a pilot for a larger one, created by ssDNAfrica , the Science Students’ Development Network in Africa. ssDNAfrica’s mission is to enhance undergraduate experience in African universities to […]
The KASP genotyping platform complements the IGSS platform and will take up the breeding journey from the discovery science carried out under the IGSS platform to push it to the level of improved variety/product development. -Dr Nasser Yao, Plant Molecular Breeder, BecA-ILRI Hub Kompetitive Allele Specific PCR (KASP) is a fluorescent-based assay used to identify differences […]
‘The rotation year provided a fantastic opportunity to work with researchers from around the John Innes Centre and The Sainsbury Laboratory, providing an invaluable introduction to world class research in plant and microbial science. – Scott Berry Application are now open for the Rotation PhD programme positions hosted between the John Innes Centre, The Earlham […]
On the first week of July,the BecA-ILRI Hub hosted a plant-insect interactions symposium to establish new partnership research on some of the greatest agricultural pest and disease challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa. The day saw talks from BecA-ILRI, the John Innes Centre, the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, North Carolina State University, and Kenyatta University. The […]
Pilot Norwich Research Park partnership program Presented at DTP summer conference.
Ensuring that researchers can access ongoing support and are connected to the community.
My dream of working with AWARD in Africa came true earlier this year.