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Tuesday, 3 August 2021
Proposals on 2nd Drug Discovery Call is Open - Grand Challenges Africa Round 10

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)
Publication Date:
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 - 07:45
Dr Lauren Arendse awarded 2020 FLAIR fellowship
Dr Lauren Arendse, H3D Scientist, was among the four young researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) who were selected to form part of the 2020 cohort of Future Leaders – African Independent Research (FLAIR) fellows. These fellowships are awarded to talented African early-career researchers whose work is focused on solving the needs of the continent.
Publication Date:
Mon, 11 May 2020 - 13:00
Prof Kelly Chibale has been named one of the great minds in pharma
Prof Kelly Chibale was selected as one of the top 60 inspirational leaders in the pharmaceutical industry, globally: https://themedicinemaker.com/power-list/2020
Publication Date:
Mon, 11 May 2020 - 13:00
How to tackle malaria in Africa, by a sufferer turned scientist
Kelly Chibale feature in Report on 'Combating Malaria' featured in the Financial Times:  https://www.ft.com/reports/ft-health-combating-malaria
Publication Date:
Fri, 24 Apr 2020 - 13:00