Author Archives: Isla Watton

We Should All Be Talking About Vaccines: Meet Dr Edina Amponsah-Dacosta

Edina Amponsah-Dacosta is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Vaccines for Africa Initiative (VACFA) based at the University of Cape Town. She is a trained Medical Virologist, with a research background in viral hepatitis, vaccinology and health systems. She is … Continue reading

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Maintain your focus and allow curiosity: Meet Amarachukwu Vivian Arazu

Ms Amarachukwu Vivian Arazu, University of Nigeria, is taking part in Soapbox Science Lagos on 23rd November with the talk: “Bioplastics and the environment!”  I am a PhD student and a lecturer at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. I obtained a Masters … Continue reading

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An Improbable Love Story!: Meet Ifeoma Maureen Ezeonu

Prof Ifeoma Maureen Ezeonu, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is taking part in Soapbox Science Lagos on 23rd November with the talk:  “Bacteria: Friend, Foe or Both?”  I am a Professor of Medical Microbiology and Molecular Genetics with the Department of Microbiology, … Continue reading

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Mentor and encourage others to be people who can see themselves beyond their limitations: Meet Oluwatoyin Adebola Adeleye

Dr Oluwatoyin Adebola Adeleye (@OluwatoyinAdel), Hadassah Scientific Supplies, Lagos, is taking part in Soapbox Science Lagos on 23rd November with the talk: “Try to imagine having your prescribed drugs modified to suit your genome” Soapbox Science: how did you get to your … Continue reading

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To distinguished women scientists the world over!: Meet Eucharia Nwaichi

Dr Eucharia Oluchi Nwaichi (@EuchariaN), University of Port Harcourt Nigeria, is taking part in Soapbox Science Lagos on 23rd November with the talk “My Environment, my Kitchen”  Wake Up Your POSSIBILITY: Apart from my excellent performances in science subjects and a keen … Continue reading

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Draw “specific” realizable goals and be determined: Meet Adebisi Adedayo Adebisi

Dr Adebisi Adedayo Adebisi (@AdebisiAdeday11), Lagos State University College of Medicine, is taking part in Soapbox Science Lagos on 23rd November with the talk: “Using medicinal plants to reduce the side effects of combined oral contraceptives” Soapbox Science: how did you … Continue reading

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Be focused, determined, persevering: Meet Francisca Nneka Okeke

Prof Francisca Nneka Okeke  (@Proffrancisca01), University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is taking part in Soapbox Science Lagos on 23rd November with the talk: “Women participation in the development of science and technology, towards sustainable development” Soapbox Science: how did you get to … Continue reading

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I Live Because I Exist- Lessons from a Student: Meet Sylvia Onyinyechi Anyadoh-Nwadike

Dr Sylvia Onyinyechi Anyadoh-Nwadike (@SylvPet), Federal University of Technology Owerri, is taking part in Soapbox Science Lagos on 23rd November with the talk: “Are you afraid of Microorganisms?” This is an experience I have been longing to share which has kept me … Continue reading

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My life as a student, researcher, woman and mother: Meet Akinlabi Olabisi

Akinlabi Olabisi Comfort (@bcyemi), University of Ibadan, is taking part in Soapbox Science Lagos on 23rd November with the talk: “Diarrhoea; a threat to infant life” As a Nigerian scientist, I always wonder why there are fewer women than men … Continue reading

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Find your passion, talk about it and make it happen: Meet Vimbaishe Chibanga

Vimbaishe Chibanga is a final year PhD candidate at the Institute for Glycomics at Griffith University in Gold Coast, Australia. She is a biochemist and virologist studying the mechanisms by which human parainfluenza viruses bind to the sugar on our … Continue reading

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