Reports

SUCCESS STORY OF TYAN COLLABORATIVE GRANT AWARD (TCGA)

Phages are viruses that kill bacteria. These viruses exist naturally in the environment and co-evolve with the bacteria. They are specific for any given bacteria and can kill both susceptible and resistance bacteria. Dr. Nyachieo has focused on the isolation and characterization of phages to combat antibiotic resistance E. coli and Salmonella which are a big challenge for livestock productivity and human health especially in East Africa.

Author:Dr. Atunga Nyachieo

2nd TYAN-YSN INTERNATIONAL THEMATIC WORKSHOP ON CANCER 2018

The TYAN-YSN International Thematic Workshop on Cancer 2018 is the second of TYAN’s series of international thematic workshops. These workshops aimed at improving knowledge in specific research areas serve as a platform to close the scientific gap between scientists in the developed and developing countries and to promote international and interdisciplinary collaborations to address global challenges. The TYAN-YSN International Thematic Workshop on Cancer 2018 was held in Malaysia from the 30th of October – 1st of November 2018 at the Higher Education Leadership Academy Malaysia.

Author:PROFESSORS SOK CHING CHEONG, PATRICIA ZANCAN & YUSUF BARAN

TYAN: WORKING AND NETWORKING

They are young and enthusiastic scientists from developing countries and have joinedforces to promote joint research and new partnerships in the South. The just-launchedTWAS Young Affiliates Network (TYAN) will give young scientists a more prominent role within the Academy and a stronger voice globally.
“TYAN will help all of us to expand our networks as well as our students’ opportunitiesto pay for exchange visits to foreign laboratories”–Patricia Zancan, associate professorat Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Author:Cristina Serra

1st TWAS-TYAN WORKSHOP ON FUNDAMENTALS OF PHOTOELECTROCHEMISTRY

From 23 to 27 April 2018, the first TWAS Young Affiliate Network (TYAN) International Thematic Workshop on “Fundamentals of Photoelectrochemistry: From Materials Chemistry to Energy Conversion” took place in Chascomus, Argentina.The thematic workshop in photoelectrochemistry was assembled because this research area combines photochemical and electrochemical concepts for the study of the photo-induced oxidation-reduction reactions between appropriate materials interfaces. In general, it is the chemistry resulting from the interaction of light with electrochemical systems, and involves the energy conversion from the light into other energy forms. Further, photoelectrochemistry plays a pivotal role in developing renewable energy conversion and storage technology.A motivating factor for this workshop is to contribute to the development of new, sustainable technologies, to improve the quality of life for people around the world, especially in remote areas, where difficulties are enhanced. In that sense, three main topics were at the focus of the workshop: WATER, SOLAR CELLS, HYDROGEN, all connected to the smart village concept. This big project has the aim of planning and developing ways of living which are completely sustainable, clean, with no waste.GYA members Mahesh Kumar, Mirabbos Hojamberdiev and Adewale Adewuyi and alumna Amal Amin Ibrahin S. Nada all presented and moderated sessions at the workshop.


Author:GYA-TYAN

REPORT ON THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF WOMEN IN SCIENCE – WOMEN IN SCIENCE WITHOUT BORDERS (WISWB) HELD FROM 21ST – 23RD MARCH, 2017 IN CAIRO, EGYPT

This report presents our experience at the 1st International Conference of Women in Science – Women in Science Without Borders (WISWB), held on March 21-23, 2017 in Cairo,Egypt. The conference was organized by the Egyptian Academy for Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) in cooperation with the Egyptian Young Academy for Sciences (EYAS) and the Egyptian Ministry for Higher Education and Scientific Research.

Author:Patricia Zancan, Bolanle ojokoh

4th TYAN International Thematic Workshop and 1st African Symposium
on Big Data, Analytics and Machine Intelligence for Financial, Health
and Environmental Inclusion in Developing Countries

The 4th TYAN International Thematic Workshop and 1st African Symposium, themed “Big Data,
Analytics and Machine Intelligence for Financial, Health and Environmental Inclusion in Developing
Countries”, was held with funding from Elsevier Foundation, harnessed through The World Academy of
Sciences (TWAS), in partnership with the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Nigeria
Computer Society (NCS) Ondo State Chapter, and the Nigerian Young Academy (NYA). The
Symposium and workshop aimed at providing a platform to increase knowledge in Big Data, Analytics
and Machine Intelligence, and exploring how these techniques could be utilized to provide solutions and
build multidisciplinary and international collaborations.

22nd TWAS LACREP Young Scientist Conference and 1st TYAN Regional Conference for Latin America and Caribbean Region in Rio de Janeiro

This activity was a multidisciplinary international meeting that was assemble talented young
scientists to discuss their scientific work, the constraints and the challenges for the
development of Science in Latin America and the Caribbean. Participants also discussed the
regional science funding landscape and an action plan for TYAN-LACREP.