Evaluation of a portable light source for photodynamic therapy of cutaneous leishmaniasis

GCRF Funding Cycle2019-20 Principal InvestigatorProfessor Ifor Samuel SchoolsPhysics & Astronomy ODA countriesBrazil, Ethiopia Sustainable Development GoalsGoal 3, Goal 16 Researchers in the School of Physics & Astronomy are exploring how to apply a portable light source for photodynamic therapy (PDT), a technology they have already developed to treat skin cancer, to treat a major neglected tropical disease. … Read more

De-risking water, resource, and energy asset development in Malawi

GCRF Funding Cycle2019-20 Principal InvestigatorDr Tim Raub SchoolsEarth & Environmental Sciences ODA countriesMalawi Sustainable Development Goals Malawi’s eco-tourism industry is central to its development strategy and must be joined up with its sustainable management of environmental resources, particularly its few remaining stands of ancient forests and its highest-in-the-world lake biodiversity, notably of cichlid fish species. … Read more

Assessing Rwanda’s strategic metal endowment

GCRF Funding Cycle2019-20 Principal InvestigatorDr Nicolas Gardiner SchoolsEarth & Environmental Sciences ODA countriesRwanda Sustainable Development Goals Rwanda, a beacon of progress in Africa, with a remarkable turnaround since the genocides of the 1990s, hosts significant deposits of critical “3T” metals: tin, tantalum, and tungsten. To capitalize on its resource base, in 2019 the Rwandan Government … Read more