Professor Felix Dapore Dakora, President of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), visited CAPRISA on 31 May and met with Professors Salim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim to gain insights into CAPRISA’s research. He met with young investigators in the CAPRISA laboratory and held discussions with senior scientists. Dakora is professor of plant and soil biotechnology and is the South African Research Chair in Agrochemurgy and Plant Symbioses in the Department of Chemistry at the Tshwane University of Technology in South Africa. He is a recipient of the UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences and the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award; and is a Fellow of the Academy of Science of South Africa.
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