Emancipating Communities from Poverty Through Science: Profiling Ms Patience Dorothy Dhliwayo-Chiunzi

Dr Dhliwayo-Chiunzi

As part of the activities related to the FemBioBiz Acceleration Programme, SANBio is profiling female bioscientists and bioentrepreneurs working in the innovation space.

“Science-based research and development work has the potential to make long lasting beneficial impact on communities.”

Zimbabwe is going places in the field of biosciences

Zimbabwe is going places in the field of biosciences

What connection do marshmallows and DNA have? If one thinks of the spiral ones, then the answer is shape. However, in Zimbabwe, the SANBio/BioFISA II team came across another answer: marshmallows can be used in modelling genomes and molecules to educate children about genomics and get them excited about the sciences. That is exactly what the President & Chief Scientific Officer at AiBST, Prof Collen Masimirembwa, is doing as a small part of his activities: he has always been a strong believer in capacity building starting from an early age.