Participants in a modern cell-biology ‘boot camp’ in Ghana pause for reflection during the course. Photo courtesy of Dick Macintosh.

Biologists’ ‘boot camps’ help fight disease in Africa

Feb. 17, 2016

A distinguished professor of biology and a biology alumna recently traveled to the University of Ghana in Legon to participate in a two-week course on modern cell biology for biochemistry graduate students. The duo have taught the course in four African countries. They call the courses modern cell-biology “boot camps” and say their goal is the promotion of front-line research in Africa, which has no shortage of disease but a dearth of cutting-edge research on disease.