CRISPR Nobel Prize scientists
Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to scientists who discovered CRISPR gene editing tool for 'rewriting the code of life'
8 October 2020
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for the development of a method for genome editing. They discovered one of gene technology's sharpest tools: the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic sc...
Ready to harvest oyster mushrooms
Straight from the farmer’s mouth – Dr Lizyben Chidamba talks oyster mushroom farming
6 October 2020
Mushrooms are one of the most economical commodities that can be produced produced in an ecological and climate friendly way. Given their nutritional and medicinal value they hold the promise to play a ke...
Ndaka Mushrooms
Frugal innovative backyard mushroom farming
2 October 2020
With the prevailing chronic poverty, droughts, and high demand of nutritious food across the globe, NEPAD Southern Africa Network for Bioscience (SANBio) Namibia Student Ambassador, Abner Toma...
SANBio student ambassadors
Meet the new SANBio Student Ambassadors!
6 August 2020
SANBio Student Ambassadors...
Bridging the gap between expensive first-world diagnostics and the developing worlds’ requirements for animal diseases
20 July 2020
With an estimated 250 million heads of cattle in Sub-Saharan Africa, of which >13 million are in South Africa, the threat of Bovine Brucellosis to livelihoods is huge considering that the majority of the population lives in rural areas whe...
COVID-19 test debacle
The COVID-19 testing debacle
9 June 2020
Insufficient SARS-CoV-2 testing has left many nations flying blind as they reopen their economies. Without adequate testing, new infections could outrun control measures. COVID-19 has laid bare the weaknesses of clinical diagnostics infras...