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Science Research and Education in Africa

Proceedings of a Conference on Science Advancement

Editor(s): Alain L. Fymat, Joachim Kapalanga

Book Description

For various economic and political reasons, many African countries lag behind the rest of the industrialised world in scientific and medical research and development. However, the presence of intellectual islands scattered across the continent gives hope that this is only a transient situation on the cusp of undergoing a profound and beneficial change. For this reason, the Society for the Advancement of Science in Africa was established to catalyse and contribute to this needed evolution. Its mission is to contribute to Africa’s economic advancement and sustainability through science research, education and innovation.

This book provides a selection of papers from the Advancement of Science in Africa’s third annual conference. The conference was held under the overarching theme of ‘science research and education in Africa’, with several important sub-themes, including but not limited to: improving health research and disease surveillance education; epidemic diseases with high mortality; promoting women’s interest in science careers; fostering youth development with science education. The collection illustrates how although the chapter contributors come from various countries and universities, representing their own academic research, they all share a common interest in advancing science research and education in Africa.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-1775-2
ISBN-10: 1-4438-1775-9
Date of Publication: 01/02/2017
Pages / Size: 388 / A5
Price: £68.99


Dr Alain L. Fymat is a Medical-Physical Scientist and Educator, educated at the Universities of Bordeaux and Paris-Sorbonne, France, and the University of California, United States. He is the current President and Professor at the International Institute of Medicine and Science, California, United States. His past posts include Professor of Radiology, Radiological Sciences, Radiation Medicine, and Physics at several American and European universities. Dr Fymat’s research interests lie at the interface between science and medicine. He has published in excess of 300 scholarly works and has received numerous research grants from the government, academia and the private industry.

Dr Joachim Kapalanga is a Physician-Scientist and Educator who was educated at Yale University and the State University of New York, United States, among others. He has multiple current posts, including Professor (Adjunct) of Pediatrics at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry and the South Western Ontario Academic Health Research Group and Medical Education Network, in Canada. Dr Kapalanga’s current scholarly and research pursuits are in neurodevelopmental and neurobehavioral genetics, in the emerging field of epigenetics and in cancer genetics. He espouses multidisciplinary, multicenter and international research.