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

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