Researchers from across the University of Cambridge and its affiliated institutes are engaging with the initiatives of the Cambridge-Africa Programme by carrying out collaborative research with African colleagues, and/or mentoring African fellows.
Dr Annettee Nakimuli, Makerere University and MUII PhD Fellow, and her Cambridge co-supervisor Professor Ashley Moffett, Department of Pathology.
In order to recruit excellent post-doctoral researchers and doctoral students from Africa into Cambridge for training, we have built (and are continuously expanding) a database of current and potential Cambridge collaborators/mentors and their expertise. The >180 Cambridge researchers listed are either already engaging with, or have indicated their interest in being matched to Africans who have similar research interests. Cambridge researchers who would like to get involved do not need to have a pre-prepared project available, or existing African links, in order to be included in the database. If you would like your details to be included, please complete the (short and painless) registration form.
Note to African researchers searching for a Cambridge mentor/collaborator: Please be aware that any enquiries about potential mentorship by, or collaboration with a Cambridge researcher need to be directed to one of the Cambridge-Africa Programme staff in the first instance. They will then put you in touch with the Cambridge researcher if there is an appropriate match in the research interests. Thanks for your cooperation.
Dr Willem Ouwehand (Platelet Biology & Cardiovascular Disease) email@example.com More Info
Position & Affiliation:
University Reader in Platelet Biology and Genetics, Dept of Haematology
www.haem.cam.ac.uk and www.bloodomics.org
The main interest of my group is the relationship between sequence variation and the traits of count, volume and function of platelets. Our programme is highly relevant to cardiovascular diseases and research on platelet formation and megakaryopoiesis.
Possible project topics: Studies of platelet function in relation to atherothrombosis in patients with Sickle Cell disease.
(1) O'Connor MN et al. (2009) Functional genomics in zebrafish permits rapid characterization of novel platelet membrane proteins. Blood, 113, 4754-4762.
(2) Soranzo N et al. (2009) A novel variant on chromosome 7q22.3 associated with mean platelet volume, counts, and function. Blood, 113, 3831-3837.
(3) Soranzo N et al. (2009) A meta-analysis of eight hematological parameters identifies 22 associated loci and extensive disease pleiotropy on chromosome 12q24. Nat Genet, 41, 1182 - 1190.
Dr Michelle Oyen (Engineering Factors In Premature Birth ) firstname.lastname@example.org More Info
Position & Affiliation:
Lecturer in Mechanics of Biological Materials, Dept of Engineering
Biomedical engineering, mechanics of connective tissues, injury, premature birth, arthritis, biomimetics.
Possible project topics: Engineering factors in premature birth in developing countries.
(1) Oyen ML et al. Mechanical Failure of Human Fetal Membrane Tissues. J. Mater. Sci. Mater. Med. 15 (2004) 651 ? 8.