In Uganda, Agnes Kirraga is an infectious disease specialist working on malaria, syphilis, HIV... and these days the coronavirus. In particular, she tries to merge the science of big data and machine learning in order to exploit healthcare big data.
Trypanosomiasis, transmitted by the tsetse fly, continues to wreak havoc in West and Central Africa. In Côte d'Ivoire, the Trypa-NO program aims to eradicate sleeping sickness as a public health problem by 2020 and achieve a zero transmission rate by 2030.
In Nigeria, biochemist Eucharia Oluchi is working on the ways polluted ecosystems can recover, including by means of phytoremediation .
At the CRAAG Observatory in Algiers, Dr Yassine Damerdji is researching extrasolar planets. Since 2006, he has been working on the Gaia satellite developed by the European Space Agency to map all the stars in the galaxy.
In Casablanca, Morocco, young professor Maha Gmira is developing complex algorithms and using artificial intelligence to facilitate urban mobility and cargo transportation. His goal is to convert large databases containing the data collected from sensors into strategic knowledge to help organisations make the best decisions in real time.
Planting oil palms, cassava and beans on the same plot: what are the benefits for the farmer but also for the soil and biodiversity?
The Malaria research and training center located in Bamako is exclusively dedicated to research and training on malaria.
The young doctor Ameth Diagne defended the first PhD thesis on the use of nanotechnologies in Senegal. He uses silver and silica nanoparticles to protect groundnut crops against insect pests and microbial growth...
Since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak, the public has been bombarded by figures. The number of infections, death rates, transmission rates or incubation figures. How do can we understand the statistics? We can explain.
The Kiss of Gustave Klimt and the inside of a bone are told by the biologist Jean Claude Ameisen.
An episode of the series "Correspondences".
A self-portrait of Bacon and the 3D representation of a parasite cyst told by the biologist Jean Claude Ameisen.
An episode of the series "correspondence(s)".
The Great Path of the painter and architect Friedensreich Hunderwasser and a cross section of blood vessel told by the biologist Jean Claude Ameisen.
An episode of the series "correspondence(s).