2013 Meeting

Aloe Ridge Hotel
Johannesburg, South Africa
October 25-26, 2013
 
 
Participant list here.
 
   
 
Friday, October 25
8:30
Registration
Introductory Remarks
9:00
9:15
Remarks by Special Guests
9:30
Prof. Adam Habib, Vice Chancellor, University of the WitwatersrandWhat Can South Africa Do for Research in Africa
9:45
Dr. Romilla Maharaj, Acting Executive Director Research Chairs and CoEs, National Research FoundationOpportunities for Support
10:00
Mr. Bheki Hadebe, High End Skills, Department of Science and Technology, The Role of South Africa in Research in Africa
Network Presentations
10:15
10:30
10:45
Break
11:15
11:30
11:45
Starting to Look Ahead
12:00
The Future of RISE, Part 1: Discussion Moderated by Prof. Phillip Griffiths
13:00
Lunch
Focus on RISE Graduates and Students
14:30
Introduction
14:45
One Graduate’s Experience: A Mini-Postdoc at Duke University
15:15
Student/Graduate Panel
16:15
Break
16:30
Open Discussion and Q&A for All Friday Sessions
17:30
Cocktail Reception
18:30
Dinner
Saturday, October 26
Focus on RISE Graduates and Staff
9:00
Introduction
9:10
Kerry Reeves, USAID Pretoria Office
9:30
Benedict Kunene, Principal Education Analyst, Southern Africa Resource Center, African Development Bank
Scientific Talks by RISE Graduates
9:50
RISE-AFNNET, Patrick OgwangA Natural Product for Malaria Prophylaxis: The case of Artemisia annua tea in Uganda
10:10
SABINA, Pelly MalebeThe investigation of genetic diversity for selected cultivars and the identification of putative molecular markers for drought tolerance in tea (Camellia sinensis)
10:30
WIO-RISE, Fialho NehamaThe fate of River discharge on the continental shelf off the Zambezi River delta in Mozambique
10:50
Break
11:20
SSAWRN, Jane TannerUnderstanding and modelling of surface water and groundwater interactions in a data scarce country
11:40
AMSEN, Bernard OderaA preliminary study of higher order platinum-based alloys for high temperature applications
Looking Ahead, Continued
12:00
Jonathan Ledgard, Future Africa, Afrotech initiative, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Warp Speed: Future Africa
12:15
13:00
Lunch
14:30
The Future of RISE, Part 2: Moderated Discussion, Continued
15:30
Concluding Remarks, Adjournment