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TYAN CALL FOR NOMINATION OF NEW EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

After working together for more than four years, the TYAN EC members agreed that new members are needed to join the EC to bring new blood and new ideas. For this reason, the TYAN EC is calling for nomination of new EC members, using the following selection principles and procedures: (1) The new TYAN EC […]

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Professor Jaqueline Godoy Mesquita, TYAN member, is elected vice-president of the Brazilian Mathematical Society

Professor Jaqueline Godoy Mesquita is elected vice-president of the Brazilian Mathematical Society for the period 2021-2023, to start in August 2021. Before Jaqueline Mesquita, only three women were elected vice-president or president of the Brazilian Mathematical Society. Also, Jaqueline Mesquita is one of the youngest to achieve such position. It represents an important mark in […]

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Professor Eugénie Kayitesi, a TYAN member receives R2,8m in grants to aid research into improving food security and nutrition

PRETORIA – Two University of Pretoria (UP) researchers have received grants of up to $200 000 (R2,8m) each from the Alliance for African Partnership (AAP), as part of the Partnerships for Innovative Research in Africa (PIRA) grant programme.  Professor Eugénie Kayitesi and Dr Farai Kapfudzaruwa are the principal investigators in two research projects that are being […]

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Pablo Bolanos Villegas, is the leading author in “Diversity in somatic DNA repair efficiencies between commercial inbred maize lines and native Central American purple landraces”

Exposure to UV radiation damages DNA and worsens drought stress in crops. In Central America the main crop is maize. It was determined that local maize landraces repair their DNA efficiently compared to US inbred lines. The explanation may line in unique variation in the genes responsible for high fidelity repair. These results suggest that […]

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