Prof. Aina Adeogun at the University of Ibadan is making strides in her investigation into how pollution affects the hormones of Nigeria’s aquatic life. Her work is lending a greater understanding to how the polluted water impacts Nigeria’s most vulnerable populations: women and children.
Dr. Kishore Bhat, professor of microbiology at Maratha Mandal’s NGH Institute of Dental Sciences & Research Centre (MMDC), is propelling the country’s first research into the oral microbiome. As the only oral microbiology program in India, Dr. Bhat’s department is training dentists around the country to better identify oral pathogens and save lives.
Two Instrumental Access shipments arrived on campus at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, supporting expanded teaching and research opportunities in the Department of Food Science & Technology and the Department of Pharmaceutics.
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No one knows why Igbo-Ora, Nigeria—also known as “Twin Town”—has one of the world’s highest rates of twin births.
Now, Profs. Roseangela Nwuba and Akhere Omonkhua are using molecular biology to investigate, potentially unlocking new avenues of research and treatments for infertility!
In 2020 and 2021, Instrumental Access awardees expanded their teaching capacity, training the next generation of scientists for their careers.
With the right equipment in place, they were able to provide hands-on training to thousands of students across the world.
In 2020 and 2021, Instrumental Access awardees expanded their research projects, focusing on everything from portable energy storage to combating tropical diseases.
With the right equipment in place, they were able to advance key findings and publish at higher rates, spreading their expertise across the world.
Colombia’s most famous export, coffee, is stored and shipped in sturdy woven bags made from a local plant called fique, also known as sisal. The fibers of the fique plant are notoriously strong, but creating textiles wastes nearly 95% of the plant itself. As a nanoscientist specializing in energy delivery, Esteban Garcia-Tamayo, PhD, believes that the byproducts of this process may be essential for the future of sustainable energy storage.
In 2020, Instrumental Access awardees used their labs and expertise to contribute to their institutional, regional, and national responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
From producing hand sanitizers to running diagnostics labs, Instrumental Access awardees were essential workers in this global fight.