UG CAPREx Project Holds Information Session

The Cambridge Africa Partnership for Research Excellence programme (CAPREx) has held an information session at the University of Ghana to provide UG faculty members with information on post-doctoral fellowships available on the programme. The session was attended by the Pro Vice-Chancellor (ASA), Prof. Kweku Osam, members of the UG CAPREx Project Steering Committee and faculty members from the Faculties of Science and Engineering Sciences.

In her opening remarks, the UG project champion, Professor Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu noted that the CAPREx programme which is a three-way partnership between the University of Cambridge (UK), Makerere University (Uganda) and the University of Ghana, aims at building faculty research capacity through collaborative projects between UG faculty members and those from the University of Cambridge. She further indicated that apart from the collaborative linkages the programme seeks to develop, it also provides the opportunity for UG faculty members in Biological Science and Engineering disciplines to do high quality research in laboratories at the University of Cambridge and also procure research equipment for their home departments at UG.

The information session also included presentations from Dr. David Dodoo-Arhin (Department of Materials Science and Engineering) and Dr. Theresa Manful (Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology) who have spent time at the University of Cambridge as post-doctoral fellows on the programme. Their presentations highlighted the strides they had made in their various research areas and the experiences they had gained from spending time at the University of Cambridge. Based on the fellowship, the two had also been able to leverage additional funds from other sources for their research.

Pro Vice-Chancellor (ASA), Prof. Kweku Osam

Dr. David Dodoo-Arhin (above) and Dr. Theresa Manful (below) in separate presentations on their various research areas and the experiences they had gained at the University of Cambridge