Funded Projects 2022/23


Research/ Initiative Title

Cambridge & African Collaborators

African Country

1 A Macroinvertebrate Biotic Index for the Ecological Assessment of the Little-Known Freshwater Lakes in Kigezi Sub-Region, Uganda Professor David Aldridge (Zoology) & Dr Alex Saturday (Department of Environmental Sciences, Kabale University, Uganda)  Uganda
2 Pathogenomic characterisation of Fusarium isolates from Fusarium Wilt diseased field and glasshouse tomato production systems in Ghana Dr Bates (NIAB) & Dr Nyaku (Department of Crop Science, University of Ghana)  Ghana
3 Genetic characterisation of zoonotic helminths in Nigeria and implications for mass drug administration programmes Professor Cantacessi (Veterinary Medicine) & Dr Ajibola (Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research)  Nigeria
4 Field testing automated blood smearing machines Professor Cicuta (Physics) & Dr Yime (Business Incubation and Techno-Entrepreneurship Center, Bahir Dar Institute of Technology)  Ethiopia
5 Establishing Styramide Amplification and RNAscope Methods to Study Mammalian Reproductive Physiology Professor Colledge (Physiology, Development and Neuroscience) & Dr Manchishi (Department of Biological Sciences, University of Zambia)  Zambia
6 Pollination of Vicia faba in Polycultural agricultural systems in Kenyan Drylands Professor Glover (Plant Sciences) & Dr Karanja (Plant Sciences, Kenyatta University)  Kenya
7 Investigating whole genome sequence variation of enteric adenovirus in Kenya and England and immunological consequences of viral variation Dr Houldcroft (Genetics) & Dr Agoti (Centre for Geographic Medicine Research - Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI))  Kenya
8 Constraining the environmental setting and palaeoecology of early animals on the ancient Namibian seafloor Dr Liu (Earth Sciences) & Dr Uahengo (Department of Geosciences, University of Namibia)  Namibia
9 Defining the role of proteasome-interacting proteins in mediating artemisinin resistance in Plasmodium falciparum parasites Dr Merrick (Pathology) & Dr Onchieku (Centre for Biotechnology Research and Development (CBRD), Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI))  Kenya
10 Improving Quality of Life Within Sub-Saharan Africa Through Natural Language Processing Dr Ochieng (Computer Science and Technology) & Dr Mugambi (Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology)  Kenya
11 A collaborative research agenda to support bird and bat biodiversity in Liberian oil palm plantations Dr Pashkevich (Zoology) & Dr Freeman (William R. Tolbert Jr. College of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Liberia)  Liberia
12 An evaluation of genetic diversity, population structure and a conservation model for Africa's highly endangered fruit crop Serendipity Berry (Dioscoreophyllum spp) Dr Price (NIAB) & Dr Nwafor (Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Benin)  Nigeria
13 Understanding placental malaria pathogenesis for the development of simple, sensitive, diagnostic strategies for improving outcomes in asymptomatic placental malaria Professor Sferruzzi-Perri (Physiology, Development and Neuroscience) & Dr Francis (Department of Research and Innovation, Mount Kenya University)  Kenya
14 Utilizing local natural resources for more sustainable plasmon-driven processes Professor Wheatley (Chemistry) & Dr Alula (Department of Chemical and Forensic Sciences, Botswana International University of Science and Technology)  Botswana
15 From Marketplace to Online Market: Consumer Experiences in Zimbabwe Dr Everill (History) & Professor Makombe (History, Heritage, and Knowledge Systems, University of Zimbabwe)  Zimbabwe
16 An examination of the systems of care for the elderly in Zimbabwe in the 21st century Dr Kavedzija (Social Anthropology) & Dr Gutsa (Department of Community and Social Development, University of Zimbabwe)  Zimbabwe
17 3D printed Medical Braces: Addressing Musculoskeletal Conditions in Ethiopia with Locally Manufactured Devices Dr Pattinson (Engineering) & Professor Bitew ( Faculty of Computing, Bahir Dar Institute of Technology, Bahir Dar University)  Ethiopia
18 Strengthening the cancer research corridor between the Uganda Cancer Institute and the CRUK Cambridge Institute by establishing a Summer School in Uganda Dr de la Roche (CRUK Cambridge Institute) & Dr Niyonzima (Uganda Cancer Institute)  Uganda
19 Developing capacity for landscape restoration in the Albertine Rift Dr Rosie Trevelyan (Tropical Biology Association) & Dr Mutekanga (Kabale University)  Uganda
20 Ecumenical Christianity and Political Transitions in Zimbabwe 1980- the Present Professor Maxwell (History) & Dr Ruzivo (Department of Philosophy Religion and Ethics, University of Zimbabwe)  Zimbabwe
21 Applied biostatistics training using 'R' application for postgraduate students and faculty in East African countries Dr Mwangi (Pathology) & Dr Mazigo (Department of Medical Parasitology and Entomology, School of Medicine, Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences)  Tanzania
22 Cambridge-Nigeria-Cameroon research consortium for health in conflict settings; A co-creation workshop for development of a “quality toolkit” intervention for health care conflict affected settings of Cameroon and Nigeria Dr Parkes-Ratanshi (Psychiatry) & Dr Nicolas (University of Buea and Research Consultant for Reach Out Cameroon)  Cameroon and Nigeria
23 Classics Beyond Borders Dr Sheffield (Faculty of Classics) & Professor Ackah (University of Ghana)  Ghana
24 Bacterial genomics training for post-docs, graduate students and research assistants in Ghana Dr van Tonder (Veterinary Medicine) & Dr Asare (Bacteriology, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana)  Ghana
25 Free decolonised education’ in the aftermath of Rhodes must fall and fees must fall in South Africa Professor Branch (POLIS) & Dr Nyamnjoh (Human Sciences Research Council (South Africa)  South Africa
26 Sub-Saharan African Dendrochronological Fieldschool Professor Ulf Buntgen (Geography) & Dr Ngoma (Department of Biomaterials Science and Technology, Copperbelt University) Zambia, Ghana, DRC, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique, Angola, and Cameroon