Funded Projects 2018/19


Research / Initiative Title

Cambridge & Africa Collaborators

African Country

1 Development of Electrodes for Aqueous Electrochemical Energy Storage Applications Professor Clare Grey (Chemistry) and Prof. Fabian I. Ezema (Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Nigeria, Nsukka) Nigeria
2 Theorising State Violence Through Movement Archives Dr Chana Morgenstern (Faculty of English) and Dr Mahvish Ahmad (Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape) South Africa, Zimbabwe
3 A Clash of Kingdoms: Isolation of indigenous entomopathogenic fungi against the fall armyworm and unravelling the molecular signature of insect-fungus interactions. Dr Stephen Dolan (Biochemistry) and Dr Winfred-Peck Dorleku (Biochemistry, University of Ghana) Ghana
4 An Investigation into the Virome of Ticks at the Wildlife-Livestock Interface in Uganda Dr Samuel Christopher Stubbs (Veterinary Medicine) and Dr Eddie Wampande (Veterinary Pharmacy Clinical and Comparative Medicine, Makerere University) Uganda
5 ZIKA VIRUS: PREVALENCE, NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DYSFUNCTION AND GENOTYPE IN UGANDA Professor Ian Goodfellow (Pathology) and Dr ANGELINA KAKOOZA-MWESIGE (Paediatrics & Child Health, Makerere University Uganda
6 Upscaling cowpea improvement for food security in Ghana Dr Alison Rose Bentley (NIAB) and Dr John Saviour Yaw Eleblu (West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement, University of Ghana) Ghana
7 Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Training Workshop (for Africa-based agricultural researchers and postgraduate students) Dr Leonie Luginbuehl (Plant Sciences) and Dr Enoch G. Achigan-Dako (Laboratory of Genetics, Horticulture and Seed Science (University of Abomey-Calavi in Benin Republic) Benin
8 Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Training Workshop (for Africa-based agricultural researchers and postgraduate students) Dr Trishna Tungadi (Plant Sciences) and Dr Enoch G. Achigan-Dako (Laboratory of Genetics, Horticulture and Seed Science (University of Abomey-Calavi in Benin Republic) Benin
9 Development of a rapid assay to detect circulating tumour DNA in children at risk of Burkitt Lymphoma Dr Suzanne Dawn Turner (Pathology) and Professor Jackson Orem (Uganda Cancer Institute) Uganda
10 Technology, Society, and Environment in Early West Africa: Archaeological investigation of glass production and iron metallurgy in Ile-Ife, Nigeria (ca. 900-1600 CE) Dr. Abidemi Babatunde Babalola (Centre of African Studies) and Professor Adisa Benjamin Ogunfolakan (A.G. Leventis Natural History Museum, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife) Nigeria
11 Global AI Narratives - Sub-Saharan Africa Workshop Dr Sarah Dillon (Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence) and Dr Rachel Adams (Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa) South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique
12 Re-Ionisation Scaled Experiment (RISE) Dr Nima Razavi-Ghods (Physics, Astrophysics) and Professor Oleg Smirnov (Physics & Electronics, Rhodes University) South Africa
13 Corrosion at the Port of Walvis Bay Professor Catherine Rae (Materials Science and Metallurgy) and Prof Frank Kavische (Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Namibia) Namibia
14 The evidence-based treatment of hypertensive heart failure in sub-Saharan Africa: A feasibility study Professor Ian B Wilkinson (EMIT Division, Department of Medicine) and Dr Dike Ojji (Department of Medicine, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, University of Abuja) Nigeria
15 Contextual design of AI tools for African researchers Professor Alan Blackwell (Computer Science and Technology) and Professor Nicola J Bidwell (Faculty of ICT, International University of Management) Namibia
16 Gender relations in cash crop production and gender violence in a rural community in Eastern Kenya. Dr Manali Desai (Sociology) and Dr Rose Anne Njiru, Social Sciences and Development Studies. Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya) Kenya
17 Mechanistic and Therapeutic Role of Carotenoid Astaxanthin on Drosophila melanogaster Model of Pink1-Associated Parkinson’s Disease Dr Alex Whitworth (MRC Mitochondria Biology Unit) and Dr Amos Abolaji (Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria) Nigeria and other Sub-Saharan African countries as well as other countries with increasing cases of Parkinson's Disease
18 Empowering Kenyan Women in Agriculture and Nutrition Dr Katharina Kessler (Veterinary Medicince) and Dr Felister Mbute Nzuve (Plant Science and Crop Protection, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, University of Nairobi) Kenya
19 Assessing the genetic impact of metabolic syndrome in Sub-Sahara Africa Dr Deepti Gurdasani (Wellcome Sanger Institute) and Dr Segun Fatumo (Bioinformatics Section, MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS) Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa
20 The Freedom Villages of Senegal: Examining the Intersections of Heritage, Arts, and Contemporary Antislavery Campaigning Professor Paul Jeremy Lane (Archaeology) and Professor Ibrahima Thiaw (Doctoral School ET.HO.S, IFAN University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal) Senegal
21 Evaluation of the dissemination of the South African 24-hour Movement Guidelines for Birth to Five Years: implementation feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness Dr Esther van Sluijs (MRC Epidemiology Unit) and Dr Catherine Draper (South African Medical Research Council Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand) South Africa
22 Improving finger millet blast resistance using chlorophyll-fluorescence based phenotyping methods Dr Johannes Kromdijk (Plant Sciences) and Santie M. de Villiers Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Pwani University, Kenya) Kenya
23 Development of solar acive ternary composite photocatalyst for nitrate reduction in groundwater Professor Stephan Hofmann (Engineering) and Professor Nurudeen Abiola OLADOJA (Department of Chemical Sciences, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Nigeria,) Nigeria
24 Volcanic tie-lines between records of past climates and early modern humans in Ethiopia Professor Christine Lane (Geography) and Dr Asfawossen Asrat Kassaye (College of Natural Sciences, University of Addis Ababa) Ethiopia
25 Life and Landscape in Ordovician Gondwana: An African perspective on an Earth system revolution Dr Neil Stuart Davies (Earth Sciences) and Dr Cameron Roy Penn-Clarke (Evolutionary Studies Institute, University of the Witwatersrand) South Africa
26 Abolition of secondary school fees in Malawi: Implications for financing, equity and quality Professor Pauline Rose (Education) and Ms Esme Kadzamira (Centre for Educational Research and Training, University of Malawi) Malawi
27 Fostering capacity building in The Gambia with a focus on (a) Structural Bioinformatics for tuberculosis research (b) 3D printing and Raspberry pi technology to facilitate science education (Science Resources Africa) Professor Sir Tom Blundell, Dr Bridget Bannerman (Biochemistry) and Dr Assan Jaye (Medical Research Council at LSHTM, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, The Gambia) The Gambia
28 To Walk, Ride or Drive: An Assessment of Routine Data Source On Physical Activity and Transportation in Accra, Ghana Dr James Woodcock (MRC Epidemiology Unit) and Dr Fidelia Dake (CAPREx - University of Ghana)  Ghana
29 Examining the transition to adulthood in an urban poor context Dr Brendan Burchell (Department of Sociology) and Dr Adriana Biney (CAPREx - University of Ghana)  Ghana
30 Refugee Diaspora and Peacebuilding in The Gambia Dr Adam Branch (Centre of African Studies) and Dr Jennifer Amanda Coffie (CAPREx - University of Ghana) The Gambia