Developing plant-based technology against HIV
Developing plant-based technology against HIV
1 December 2015
As the world commemorates World Aids Day on 1 December, researchers at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa have made progress in developing a biomanufacturing process for HIV antibodies. Using species...
Kareem Longwe
Presenting the First SANBio Student Ambassador: Kareem Longwe from Malawi
20 November 2015
"Malawi is currently facing uncountable challenges ranging from food insecurity, malnutrition, forex, intermittent power supply, and water shortages. Climate change and population growth is predicted to make the problems worse in Malawi. Bioscienc...
Dr Minah Mmoni Mosele, a Senior Research Scientist at the National Food Technology Research Centre (NFTRC).
Research being conducted to ensure that Botswana’s food industry has quality products
10 November 2015
The African Union (AU) has declared 2015 as the Year of Women. As part of this appreciation of women in society, the NEPAD Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (SANBio) is profiling...
NEPAD-SANBio/BioFISA II team at the University of Mauritius
The NEPAD-SANBio Secretariat and the BioFISA II team visited the Bioinformatics Node
2 November 2015
The NEPAD-SANBio Secretariat and the BioFISA II team visited the Bioinformatics Node in Mauritius on 27-30 October 2015. During the visit the delegation also met with the Mauritius Research Council (MRC), the Ministry of Technology, Communication...
Malaria infected mosquito
Commemorating SADC Malaria Week 2- 6 November: Let us Fight Malaria
2 November 2015
In southern Africa, the rainy season typically lasts from October to April and reaches maximum strength between November and March. This is also the malaria transmission season in the region. Therefore, the first week of November every year has be...
From Conservation to Application – Research on Plants also Benefits Animals
From Conservation to Application – Research on Plants also Benefits Animals
27 October 2015
In these times when the climate is changing, forests are under increasing pressure from logging, and agriculture is taking up more land, conservation of plant genetic resources is a priority. The rate of plants (and animals) becoming extinct has f...