Funded Projects 2019/20


Research/ Initiative Title

Cambridge & African Collaborators

African Country

1 African Ruminant Methane: Measurements and Analysis (ARMMA) Dr Alexander T. Archibald (Chemistry) and Dr Lutz Merbold (Mazingira Centre, International Livestock Research Institute) Kenya
2 Exploring primary school teachers’ pedagogical strategies to support students using English as the Medium of Instruction: a small pilot study in Rwanda Dr Ricardo Sabates Aysa (Faculty of Education) and Professor Eugene Ndabaga (College of Education, University of Rwanda) Rwanda
3 The Impact of HIV-Infection on Within-Host Genetic Diversity and Evolution of the Pneumococcus Professor Stephen Bentley (Wellcome Turst) and Dr Kondwani Jambo (Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme) Malawi
4 Disentangling the population structure of MRSA in an urban low-income setting Professor Stephen Bentley (Wellcome Turst) and Dr David Kateete (Immunology & Molecular Biology, Makerere University) Uganda
5 Arbovirus metagenomic surveillance in sand flies and ticks Dr Barbara Ann Blacklaws (Department of Veterinary Medicine) & Dr David Poumo Tchouassi (International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology) Kenya
6 Assessment of Novel Antimalarial Transmission Blocking Interventions in a Field Context by Direct Membrane Feeding Dr Andrew Blagborough (Pathology) and Dr Dari Yannick Frédéric Da (Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé) Burkina Faso
7 Dating the behavioral and biological origins of early modern humans at Natodomeri, Kenya Dr Nicholas T. Blegen (Geography) and Dr Frederick Kyalo Manthi (Department of Earth Sciences, National Museums of Kenya) Kenya
8 Common bean as a reservoir for viruses that infect bees and aphids –A study in Kenya Professor John P Carr (Plant Sciences) and Dr Francis Onono Wamonje (Plant Health Theme, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology) Kenya
9 Peripheral Rebels and Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies in the Great Lakes Region of Africa Dr Devon Curtis (Politics & International Studies) and Dr Aymar Nyenyezi Bisoka (Faculté de sciences sociales, Université catholique de Bukavu) DR Congo  
10 Drinking water testing in resource-limited locations Dr Alicja Dabrowska (Veterinary Medicine) and Dr Catherine Gerald Mkindi (Department of Interventions and Clinical Trials, Ifakara Health Institute) Tanzania
11 Ubuntu 4 Energy: Learning between stakeholders for energy innovation in South Africa's low-income housing Dr Charlotte Lemanski (Geography) and Dr Jiska De Groot (African Climate and Development Initiative, University of Cape Town) South Africa
12 Reach & Teach Science in Africa and the UK-Africa Food Security Symposium Dr Leonie Luginbuehl (Plant Sciences) and Dr Enoch G. Achigan-Dako (Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi) Benin
13 Gene expression profiling and in vitro culturing of field isolates of African trypanosomes from natural cattle infections in Ghana Dr Paula MacGregor (Biochemistry) and Dr Theresa Manful Gwira (Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Ghana) Ghana
14 Validation of cell-free DNA methylation markers for minimally-invasive detection of Prostate Cancer at the Uganda Cancer Institute Dr Charlie Massie (Oncology) and Dr Nixon Niyonzima (Uganda Cancer Institute) Uganda
15 Zvitambo-TROPGAN-Cambridge Immunology Networking and Capacity Building Meeting Dr Naomi McGovern (Pathology) and Dr Claire D. Bourke (Zvitambo Institute of Maternal and Child Health) Zimbabwe
16 Building research and innovation capacity in Ethiopia through sustainable enzyme biomanufacturing. Dr Jenny Molloy (Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology) and Dr Kassahun Tesfaye (Ethiopian Biotechnology Institute, Addis Ababa University) Ethiopia
17 Monitoring Ethiopian Groundwater with ApRES (MEGwA) Dr Keith Nicholls (British Antarctic Survey), Dr Seifu Admassu Tilahun (Bahir Dar Institute of Technology, Bahir Dar University) Ethiopia
18 Improving root systems to support yields in unpredictable environments and poor soils of South Africa Dr Eric Ober (NIAB) and Dr Marike Visser (Department of Genetics, Stellenbosch University) South Africa
19 Mathematics Applied in the Biological Sciences Professor Timothy John Pedley (Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics) and Professor Johana Sigey Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology) Kenya
20 Building capacity for statistical epidemiology in Ethiopia Dr Anne Presanis (MRC biostatistics Unit) and Dr Denekew Bitew Belay, Hawassa University) Ethiopia
21 Characterising tuber development of an underutilised legume crop, the African Yam Bean Dr Nadia Radzman (Sainsbury Laboratory) and Dr Morufat Oloruntoyin Balogun (Department of Crop Protection and Environmental Biology, University of Ibadan) Nigeria
22 Capacity-building workshop on using wave form accelerometry (WFA) to measure physical activity in non-communicable disease research across the life course Dr Kirsten Rennie (MRC Epidemiology Unit) and Dr Lisa J Ware (Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand) South Africa
23 Decolonisation and its legacies in Comoros, circa 1960 to the present Dr George Roberts (Faculty of History) and Dr Ahmed Ouledi (Université des Comores) Comoros
24 2019 TReND neuroscience & neurogenetics course Professor Steven Russell (Genetics) and Prof Gordon A. Awandare (West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens, University of Ghana) Ghana
25 Capacity building in Ghana for cultivation of high value compound producing microorganisms Professor  Alison G Smith (Plant Sciences) and Dr Kwaku Kyeremeh (Department of Chemistry, University of Ghana) Ghana
26 Improving tef root system for increased yields in Ethiopia Dr Stéphanie Swarbreck (NIAB) and Dr Kbebew Assefa (Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research Ethiopia
27 Advances in Virology: The Role of the African Virologist Conference Professor Ian Goodfellow (Department of Pathology) and Dr Osbourne Quaye (West African Centre for Cell Biology and Infectious Pathogens, University of Ghana) Ghana
28 Revitalizing Cultural Heritage Education in Uganda: Inquires into Slave Trade and Slavery Dr Mark Winterbottom (Faculty of Education) and Dr Dorothy Sebbowa Kyagaba (Department of Humanities and Language Education, Makerere University) Uganda