The Dean of the School of Informatics and Engineering, Prof. Stanley Moffatt, who is also the current USEACANI (US-Europe-Asia-Caribbean Nanotechnology Initiative) Coordinator for Africa, heads to Pretoria as a Faculty member in the 1st ever Pan-African Summer School in Nanoengineering/Nanomedicine.
This Summer School in Nanoengineering/Nanomedicine builds on the success of the First International Workshop in Nanomedicine that took place in Magaliesberg, South Africa, where Prof. Moffatt served as one of the plenary speakers.
The School is upon the recommendation of its sponsors to establish cutting-edge Pan-African Interdisciplinary Research and Training programs on the application of nanoscience in diagnostic development programs in Africa, which would be addressed by leading experts in nanotechnology from all over the world.
The first Pan-African Summer School aims to bridge the gap between the sciences, health and development in Africa by educating young African Scientists on the relevance and application of nanomedicine. The emphasis of the school will lie on promoting translational nanomedicine research and the formation of partnerships between the North and African countries. It is expected that this Summer School will thrust the next generation of African researchers into the limelight. The School will also be an investment in collaborative research that has a much wider impact on society than science on its own, and will capitalize in the wider context of development in African nations.
This summer school is sponsored by the South African Department of Science and Technology, CSIR and UNECA.
Prof. Moffatt would be away from the 4th to the 11th of November, 2012
It is hoped that Prof. Moffatt’s participation would not only contribute immensely to the establishment of international scientific networks, but most importantly, project Regent-Ghana on an international platform.