Medicinal plants and organic chemistry: My career

Lucia Kabanga has found her niche! The question she tries to answer everyday is ‘What medicinal properties can we harvest from traditional plant species?’ She also inspires young minds as an instructor at Chancellor College, Malawi.  Continue reading

So you want to be a virologist?

“Viruses to me are extremely smart, and almost poetic to me.” Quite an introduction to the subject of virology! Dr. Connie Chow talks of her love for virology, her interests in transforming STEM learning through initiatives like The Exploratory in Ghana and The letter to my young self initiative. Find her on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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My type of science: Plants and DNA

“Why are some plants able to withstand long periods of drought? What is in their DNA?”  Pelly Malebe, a biotechnologist in South Africa has found answers to these questions through her research. She is the outgoing Next Einstein Forum ambassador for South Africa, and works closely with other scientists all over Africa to expose young people to science and technology. Her advise to young scientists? “Listen a little bit harder to yourself.” Continue reading

It is your life, Own it: A biotechnology narrative

Aneth David Africa Science Week NEFAneth David relates with science on a personal level. As a researcher in biotechnology, she testifies first-hand to the difference that biotechnology makes in Africa and elsewhere. She is not silent about it either! She has been a Next Einstein Forum Ambassador for Tanzania for the past two years. She is also undertaking doctoral research in Biotechnology that will directly impact the farmers in Tanzania. She can also be found talking about science and such things on Twitter and Facebook. Continue reading

How I got into Information Security

Hamdalah_Adetunji_SheSecuresSuccess for women in the 21st century workplace has boosted the number of girls who believe in their capability to achieve greatness in the tech arena. Hamdalah Adetunji is one such lady, whose interest in Information Security has led her away from her field of study. Read on.** Continue reading

Why I am a Food Microbiologist

Angela Parry-Hanson
What does science have to do with the quality of the food that you eat? Dr. Angela Parry-Hanson, a food microbiologist in Ghana, takes us through her career progression and explains why food microbiology is an important career choice for Africa, and how to become a specialist in this area.  Continue reading

Taking the lead: The architect

Meet Nina Ndichu, the principal architect at Mimari Ltd in Kenya. With 11 years of experience in architecture, she tells us of how she came into her role and her take of the architectural landscape for women in the construction industry. Continue reading