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H3D partners with Yemaachi to utilize African genetic diversity to develop new tools for improving treatment outcomes for the African patient populations
Wed, 02 Jun 2021 - 07:45

H3D has a new collaboration with Yemaachi,  a private research company based in Accra, Ghana, that is working towards lowering the economic burden of cancer on the African continent.

Image credit: africanhealthsciences.org

H3D partners with Ersilia Open Source Initiative (EOSI) to apply AI/ML to the drug discovery pipeline
Mon, 31 May 2021 - 07:45

H3D is partnering with Ersilia Open Source Initiative (EOSI), a UK-based non-profit organization specializing in artificial intelligence (AI)/ machine learning (ML) for drug discovery.  

Image: Yuichiro Chino/Getty Images

H3D receives SAMRC grant for COVID-19 research project
Tue, 18 May 2021 - 07:45

H3D is very excited to be part of the BRICS and international fight against  COVID-19 with our successfully awarded proposal "Multidisciplinary platform based on artificial intelligence for accelerating drug discovery and repurposing for COVID-19".
 

Firefighting in flip flops – Prof Kelly Chibale responds heroically during fire at University of Cape Town
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 - 10:15

It has been a harrowing few days. The smoky remnants of the Mostert Mill, the oldest working mill in South Africa and the charred Jagger Reading Room UCT library, a heritage building that housed special collections on African studies are constant reminders of what we have lost in the devasting fire that swept across Cape Town on Sunday morning (Daily Maverick)

Prof Kelly Chibale discusses the importance of optimised dosing for African populations
Fri, 22 Jan 2021 - 07:15

Prof Kelly Chibale is passionate about improving the treatment outcomes of African patients. Read more about why and how his group is understanding drug metabolism in the African population.

"No leader should be feared" Prof Kelly Chibale chats about leadership, laughter and more
Mon, 02 Nov 2020 - 07:15

Prof Kelly Chibale, founder and director of H3D, was recently interviewed by Chemistry World on his views on leadership, teamwork and his love for science. Read the full article here

Prof Kelly Chibale discusses stemming Africa's brain drain
Sun, 25 Oct 2020 - 07:15

Prof Kelly Chibale published an article in the Medicine Maker on how African Pharma has a promising role in changing the afro-pessimistic sentiment, so that we may begin to attract and retain skilled African scientists.

Why and how Africa can be at the forefrunt of clinical trial research- Prof Kelly Chibale
Sun, 13 Sep 2020 - 07:45

Prof Kelly Chibale published an article in the Daily Maverick on how the Oxford Vaccine Trial is an opportunity for African scientists to lead, earn respect & credibility, and show that Africans can be at the forefront of clinical trial research.

Kelly Chibale, Medicine Maker Power List
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 - 07:45

If You Build It, They Will Come' - Prof Kelly Chibale features in The Medicine Maker for founding the first Drug Discovery and Development Centre (H3D) in Africa.   He was also included in the magazine's 2020 Power List. See list here:  https://themedicinemaker.com/power-list/2020

H3D celebrates women in science to mark our National Women’s Day
Sun, 09 Aug 2020 - 07:45

 

20 000 South African women marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria on this day in 1956 to protest the pass laws which required women of colour to carry a passport during the apartheid era.

Registration is now open for the H3D Symposium, 10-12 March 2021
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 - 07:45

We are pleased to advise that the H3D Symposium has been rescheduled for 10-12 March 2021, Spier Conference Centre, Stellenbosch, Cape Town.

To register or for more information, please visit the symposium website. Should you require any assistance with your existing or new registration, please do not hesitate to contact our Secretariat Office on: +27 21 9101913 / h3d@allevents.co.za

We look forward to seeing you in March 2021

Kind Regards
The Organising Committee

Proposals on 2nd Drug Discovery Call is Open - Grand Challenges Africa Round 10
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 - 07:45

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS), through its Grand Challenges Africa programme, The Drug Discovery and Development Centre (H3D) at the University of Cape Town (UCT), Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) came together in 2018 to expand and strengthen the drug discovery community in Africa. 

The first cohort of eight drug discovery scientists was successfully awarded in June 2019, after a rigorous selection process.

 

Interested to be a part of the next phase of support for the drug discovery call 2020? Please apply here through the AAS website.

Article credit: AAS. (https://www.aasciences.africa/calls/grand-challenges-africa-round-10-2nd-drug-discovery-call)

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