Strengthening Africa's capacity for sustainable excellence in research

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Project Kick-off Activities

The project kicked-off in October 2012 with the launch of a logo competition for students from the two African Institutions.


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Programme Steering Committee


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Impressions from Fellows

The fellowship enabled me to acquire skills in NMR based structural elucidation.

Dr. Patrick Arthur, , Department of Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology

Enjoyed networking with several researchers.

Professor Eric Sampane-Donkor,, Department of Medical Microbiology

I enjoyed great mentorship from my Cambridge collaborator and had access to reagents and equipment to facilitate research.

Dr. Theresa Manful Gwira, , Department of Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology

The CAPREx fellowship has helped me improve my knowledge on methods for working with pathogenic bacteria and has furthered my understanding of modern research techniques.

Dr. Joseph Honger, , Soil and Irrigation Research Centre, Kpong

The visit has significantly enhanced my research skills and given me the opportunity to learn new techniques. It has revamped my research career.

Dr. Samuel Kwofie, , Department of Biomedical Engineering

I have acquired knowledge in the use of CRISPR-CAS 9 gene modifying technology and established collaboration with a high profile research scientist during my stay at the University of Cambridge.

Professor Neils Ben Quashie, , Centre for Tropical Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

I had the opportunity to carry out additional research activities using proteins and antigens from my collaborator’s laboratory and also attended a number of very educative seminars and conferences.

Dr. Linda Eva Amoah, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research

The fellowship has helped me expand my research network and provided me the opportunity to train on tissue culture techniques at NIAB

Dr. Naa Lamle Amissah, Department of Crop Science

The CAPREx fellowship helped me gain new skills in molecular techniques in insects and diseases diagnostics as well provided the opportunity for me to attend and deliver seminars at the University of Cambridge. I have also gained access to a wide range of journals and books for my future research.

Dr. Ken Okwae Fening, Soil and Irrigation Research Centre, Kpong

CAPREx Facts & Figures

Call for Applications

Fellowships Awarded

Fellowship Visits Completed

Joint Research Projects

Photo Gallery & Upcoming Events

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Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting brings together fellows from both Makere and University of Ghana as well as collaborators and coordinators from the three partner institutions and serves as a f

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2014 Annual General Meeting

In July 2014, the University of Ghana hosted the 2014 CAPREx Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Centre for African Wetlands from 2nd – 4

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The Cambridge Africa Partnership for Research Excellence (CAPREx project is a partnership program between the University of Cambridge in the UK, University of Ghana Legon and the Makerere University in Uganda




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