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Advancing Africa's Sustainable Development

Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Science Advancement

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

Book Description

While many African countries lag behind the rest of the industrialised world in scientific and medical research and development, the situation is progressively improving. This is why the Society for the Advancement of Science in Africa was established, to contribute to 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 fourth annual conference. The conference was held under the overarching theme of ‘science, technology and innovation in Africa’, with several important sub-themes, including, but not limited to, improving health research and disease surveillance education; collaborating in research responding to epidemic diseases with high mortality in Africa; and promoting women’s interest in science careers. 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, technology and innovation in Africa.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-0655-8
ISBN-10: 1-5275-0655-X
Date of Publication: 01/04/2018
Pages / Size: 502 / A5
Price: £67.99


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, USA. He is currently President and Professor at the International Institute of Medicine and Science, California, USA. His past posts include Professor of Radiology, Radiological Sciences, Radiation Medicine, and Physics at several American and European universities. His research interests lie at the interface between science and medicine. He has published in excess of 350 scholarly works and has received numerous research grants from the government, academia and private industry.

Dr Joachim Kapalanga is a Physician-Scientist and Educator, educated at Yale University and the State University of New York, USA, among other institutions. He has multiple current posts, including Professor (Adjunct) of Pediatrics at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry and the South-Western Academic Health Network, both in Canada. His research interests lie in neurodevelopmental and neurobehavioral genetics, in the emerging field of epigenetics and in cancer genetics.