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Fathiah Zakham wins TWAS-Al-Kharafi Prize

The Yemeni researcher is working to develop faster ways of studying and testing tuberculosis, helping researchers track drug-resistance, which is a threat to the people of her war-torn country.Yemeni microbiologist Fathiah Zakham, whose research is focused on controlling the spread of drug-resistant tuberculosis, is the winner of this year’s TWAS-Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi Prize. Zakham’s story […]

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TYAN: Building networks of the future

When scientists from the TWAS Young Affiliates Network – TYAN – met in Rio de Janeiro, they focused on the future: improving education, strengthening science cooperation, and expanding communication among researchers, industries and political leaders. They are specialists in cancer, renewable energy, genetics, nanotechnology, neuroscience, computer science, wildlife conservation biology, and other fields vital for […]

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TWAS-Elsevier award honours sustainability research

A new TWAS-Elsevier Foundation award honours researchers from Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria – all of them advancing sustainability science in their home countries. One winning researcher has been successfully testing a new fishing technology that improves the fishing trade for Kenyan citizens.Climate change has been a growing challenge for many of people living around […]

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African, Chinese researchers reach accord

Africa is the continent most vulnerable to climate change. Under an agreement reached in Nairobi, scientists from Africa and China will pursue a long-term programme of research at the intersection of climate, ecosystems and human livelihoods.Nairobi, Kenya – High-level researchers and policy leaders from Africa and China pledged support for long-term cooperation in research focused […]

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TYAN Collaboration:Dr. Mirabbos Hojamberdiev (TWAS Young Affiliate from Uzbekistan) and Dr. Ronald Vargas (TWAS Young Affiliate from Venezuela)

Opening up new opportunities and building networks for the advancement of science and education in developing countries Dr. Mirabbos Hojamberdiev (TWAS Young Affiliate from Uzbekistan) and Dr. Ronald Vargas (TWAS Young Affiliate from Venezuela) met for the first time at the 1st International Conference of TWAS Young Affiliates Network (TYAN), which was held on 22-24 […]

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