Funded Projects 2021/22


Research/ Initiative Title

Cambridge & African Collaborators

African Country

1  Feeding of the freshwater oyster (Etheria elliptica) on microplastic pollution in Nigeria: risks to human health, threats to biodiversity, and novel tools for environmental management  Professor David Aldridge (Zoology) & Dr Seniyat Larai Afegbua (Department of Microbiology, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria)  Nigeria
2  HEROES - Health and Energy impacts of Residential Overheating in Ethiopian Slum rehabilitation housing  Dr Ronita Bardhan (Architecture) & Professor, Dr Ing Esayas Alemayehu (Faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Jimma University)  Ethiopia
3  Impact of worm infections and mass drug administration on the human gut microbiota in high transmission settings in Malawi – implications for growth impairment  Dr Cinzia Cantacessi (Veterinary Medicine) & Dr David Chaima (Department of Pathology, Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (formerly University of Malawi)  Malawi
4  Fabrication of polymer/inorganic hybrid sorbent as reactive material for simultaneous oxidation and removal of arsenic species in groundwater system  Professor Stuart Clarke (Chemistry) & Dr Bankole Owolabi Mutolib (Department of Chemical Sciences, Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria)  Nigeria
5  High resolution high-throughput sequencing to determine genetic diversity of Killer-cell Immunoglobulin-like Receptors and Human Leukocyte Antigens and risk to HIV infection in a cohort of pregnant women in Uganda  Professor Francesco Colucci (School of Clinical Medicine) & Dr Stephen Tukwasibwe (Infectious Diseases Institute, Makerere University)  Uganda
6  Exploring the impact of housing characteristics and households’ circumstances on adherence to Covid-19 protocols in Ghana  Dr Richmond Juvenile Ehwi (Department of Land Economy) & Dr Lewis Abedi Asante ( Department of Estate Management, Kumasi Technical University)  Ghana
7  Investigating the epidemiological predictors of hepatitis E virus (HEV) in low setting communities in Tanzania  Professor Ian Goodfellow (Pathology) & Dr Philbert Balichene Madoshi (Microbiology and Parasitology, ST Francis University of Health and Allied Sciences)  Tanzania
8  Investigating the incretin-effect of Dacryodes edulis seed  Professor Fiona Gribble (Institute of Metabolic Science) & Dr Peter Uchenna Amadi (Biochemistry, Imo State University)  Nigeria
9  The virtue of the commons: a participatory study on the impact of land use trends on human and
livestock health priorities in pastoral communities in Plateau State, Nigeria
 Dr Charlotte Christiane Hammer (Veterinary Medicine) & Dr Muhammad Bashir Bolajoko (National Veterinary Research Institute)  Nigeria
10  Adult Foreign Language Development: A comparative study of English as a First and Second Foreign Language  Professor Henriette Hendriks (Faculty of Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics) & Dr Hafissatou Kane ( Department of English Studies, Cheikh Anta DIOP University of Dakar)  Senegal and The Gambia
11 Evolution and dissemination of antibiotic-resistant staphylococci in the environment, human and livestock populations  Professor Mark Holmes (Veterinary Medicine) & Dr Etinosa Ogbomoede Igbinosa (Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Benin)  Nigeria
12  Investigating causal effects of genetically predicted kidney functions on cardiovascular diseases in African ancestry individuals  Dr Amy Mason (Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care) & Dr Opeyemi Soremekun (Non-Communicable research team, MRC/UVRI and LSHTM) Uganda
13 Discovery of potent allelochemicals for Napier grass stunt disease control to increase milk production in East Africa Dr Alex Murphy (Plant Sciences) & Dr George Ochieng Asudi (Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology, Kenyatta University)  Kenya
14  Sustainable 'R' training for African postgraduate students  Dr Tabitha Wanja Mwangi (Pathology) & Dr Rose Kigathi (Department of Biological Sciences, Pwani University)  Kenya
15  Sentencing in Botswana and beyond Professor Nicola Padfield (Law) & Dr Elizabeth Macharia-Mokobi (Department of Law, University of Botswana)  Botswana
16  The interactions of Ornithobacterium hominis with respiratory pathogens in South Africa  Professor Julian Parkhill ( Veterinary Medicine) & Dr Felix Dube (Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Cape Town)  South Africa
17  Biomarkers of placental dysfunction to predict preeclampsia in women with sickle cell trait and sickle cell disease  Dr Andrew Sharkey (Pathology) & Dr Dorotheah Obiri (Immunology Department, University of Ghana)  Ghana
18  Classics Beyond Borders: Political Community Building  Dr Frisbee Candida Cheyenne Sheffield (Faculty of Classics) & Professor Emmanuel Kofi Ackah (University of Ghana)  Ghana
19  Embodying inclusion: perspectives and experiences of teachers with disabilities working in Ethiopian primary schools  Professor Nidhi Singal (Faculty of Education) & Dr Rediet Mesfin (Special Education, Bahir Dar University)  Ethiopia
20  Impedance spectroscopy studies on organic thermoelectric and other energy devices  Professor Henning Sirringhaus (Physics) & Professor Amare Benor (Department of Physics, Bahir Dar University)  Ethiopia
21  Urban densification and low-cost housing in Ethiopia  Dr Minna Sunikka-Blank (Architecture) & Dr Engida Esayas Dube (Geography, Dilla University)  Ethiopia
22  The molecular characterization of Brucella spp. infecting goats from Goromonzi district, Zimbabwe  Dr Caroline Trotter (Veterinary Medicine) & Dr Norman Leo Mukarati (Department of Clinical Veterinary Sciences, University of Zimbabwe)  Zimbabwe
23  MinION training for the development of a rapid assay to detect circulating tumour DNA in children at risk of Burkitt Lymphoma  Dr Suzanne Turner (Pathology) & Dr Nixon Niyonzima (Uganda Cancer Institute)  Uganda
24  Detailed characterization of Mycobacterium bovis of animal origin and tracking of zoonotic transmission between bovine and human hosts in Ghana  Dr Andries van Tonder (Veterinary Medicine) & Dr Prince Asare (Bacteriology Department, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana)  Ghana

 Antibiotic resistance and virulence in Pseudomonas aeruginosa wound isolates from a regional referral hospital in western Kenya

 Dr Martin Welch (Biochemistry) & Dr Anthony Wawire Sifuna  (Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology)  Kenya
26  Electrode Modification Strategies for Electrochemical Detection of Nitrates  Dr Jenny Zhenqi Zhang (Chemistry) & Dr Ismaila Emahi (Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Energy and Natural Resources)  Ghana
 27  Investigations on Redox Active Bio Materials as Sustainable Electrolytes for Resilient Battery
 Professor Clare P. Grey (Chemistry) & Dr Habibat Faith Chahul (Chemistry, Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi)  Nigeria
28 Cambridge-Africa graduating scholar equipment award to support collaborations in Chemistry with University of Nigeria, Nsukka Dr Mwangi (Pathology) & Dr David Izougo (Department of Chemistry, University of Nigeria) Nigeria