Quarraisha Abdool Karim: protecting women against HIV

Few AIDS researchers have done as much to help the plight of poor, rural women in South Africa as Quarraisha Abdool Karim. This is her story, as published in the Academy of Science of South Africa’s book “Legends of South African Science“. It is part of a series of profiles about leading South Africans that…

Young SA scientists forge networks at BRICS

The 2nd BRICS Young Scientists Forum gathered young researchers from five partner countries of the BRICS conglomerate to share in their academic and policy practices. The networking forum was hosted by China as BRICS 2017 chair at the Zhejiang University from 11 to 15 July in the south-eastern city of Hangzhou, in the Zhejiang province.…

Insect conservationist sets his sights on happiness

Insect conservationist Prof. Michael Samways is known for his conservation endeavours across the agricultural mosaic, for how he has helped to restore Seychelles island ecosystems and for his rediscovery of lost dragonflies. However, he recently pushed his academic writings aside for something different: a self-help book that combines deep philosophy and biology to give readers guidance…

Skilder met ‘n kop vir sake

Mikrobioloog prof. Leon Dicks bedryf sy navorsing aan die hand van ‘n besigheidsplan. Want eendag wil hy voltyds skilder. Die probiotikum entiro™ wat in sy laboratorium in die Departement Mikrobiologie aan die Universiteit Stellenbosch ontwikkel is, het hom al regoor Suid-Afrika tot in Spanje geneem as deel van die farmaseutiese maatskappy Cipla Medpro se bemarkingsveldtog…