Publications

To formalise what we have learnt though our work over the years, we also author academic articles around all things concerned with African research and science education. After all, most TReND members are active research scientists! To this end we also partake in and host conferences and symposia all around the topic. For a selection of publications and past conference appearances, see below.


Academic publications

· Karikari TK (2015). Bioinformatics in Africa: The Rise of Ghana? PLoS Comp Biol.  (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004308). pdf, Open Access

· Karikari TK and Aleksic J (2015). Neurogenomics: on opportunity to integrate neuroscience, genomics and bioinformatics research in Africa. Applied and Translational Genomics  (DOI 10.1016/j.atg.2015.06.004). pdf

· Karikari TK, Cobham AE, Ndams IS (2015). Building sustainable Neuroscience capacity in Africa: The role of non-profit organisations. Met Brain Dis (DOI 10.1007/s11011-015-9687-8). pdf

· Baden T, Chagas Maia A, Gage G, Marzullo T, Prieto Godino LL, Euler T (2015). Open Labware: 3D printing your own lab equipment. PLoS Biol. 13(3):e1002086.doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1002086. Open Access

· Muindi & Keller (2015). Developing World: Build Neuroscience capacity in Africa. Nature 518 (35). doi:10.1038/518035e (authored externally). pdf

· Baden T, Prieto Godino LL, Yusuf S and Berens P (2013). Neurowissenschaften in Afrika – Kooperationen und Perspektiven. Neuroforum 2.13:76. pdf

· Yusuf S, Baden T, Prieto Godino LL (2013). Bridging the gap: establishing the necessary infrastructure and knowledge for teaching and research in neuroscience in Africa. Met Brain Dis (DOI 10.1007/s11011-013-9443-x). pdf


Major conferences and symposia

· 2017 – Yusuf S, Prieto Godino LL, Baden T, Loche A et al. SONA conference. We are proud to host the upcoming Society of Neuroscientists of Africa (SONA) conference, to be held in Kampala, Uganda in June 2017. A preliminary website is already up! Save the date!

· 2015 – Baden T, Chagas AM and Prieto Godino, LL. SONA Symposium. Open Neuroscience: Free and Open designs for Lab equipment, analysis software and scientific online databases, Durban, SA. Speakers: Prieto Godino LL, Maia Chagas A, Baden T and Currin C, Temitope E, Sunday SD (student talks). Introduction; (1) TReND in 2015 – LPG; (2) Open Source – AMC; (3) Open Labware – TB; (4) Workshop report  – CC/TE/SSD

· 2014 – TReND information event, Cambridge UK. Organised by Cambridge in Africa and Cambridge Neuroscience; Speakers: Prieto Godino LL, Baden T, Aleksic J, Bukar Maina M, Hedwig B. Talks: Download (pptx, 50 MB)

· 2013 – Prieto Godino LL, Yusuf S and Baden T. State-of-the-Art and Affordable Neuroscience Reseach in Africa: Insects in focus. SONA Conference, Rabat, Morocco. website, pptx. Speakers: Masiga D (ICIPE, Kenya), Prieto Godino LL (UNIL, Switzerland), Chagas AM (CIN Tübingen, Germany), Gage G (Backyard Brains, USA), Yusuf S (KIU, Uganda). Chair: Baden, T


Conference presentations and posters

2015

· Baden T (2015). Towards a Scientifically Independent Africa. TEDxStuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany.

· Maia Chagas A and Baden T  (2015). Open Labware. Departmental talk, Institute for Tropical Medicine, Tübingen, Germany.

· Maia Chagas A and Baden T (2015). Open Labware. FabLab talk, Fablab Neckar Alp, Tübingen, Germany. pptx

· Baden T (2015). Open Labware. Cambridge Open Technology Workshop, Department of Engineering, Cambridge, UK. pptx

· Aleksic J (2015). Open Technology for Scientific Capacity Development. Cambridge Open Technology Workshop, Department of Engineering, Cambridge, UK. pptx

· Currin C, Temitope E, Sunday DS (2015). IBRO/Durban workshop: Use of Open Hardware and Software for Neuroscience Research: Student’s perspectives.  SONA conference, Durban, South Africa. pdf

· Baden T (2015). Open Labware: 3D printing your own lab equipment.  SONA conference, Durban, South Africa. pdf

· Maia Chagas A (2015). Open Source and Open Access: The (long due) review of modern science.  SONA conference, Durban, South Africa. pdf

· Prieto Godino LL (2015). TReND in Africa: Walking together towards a unified African network of excellence in (Neuro)Science. SONA conference, Durban, South Africa. pdf

· Aleksic J, Akinrinade I, Hoey S (2015). Africa Data Challenge: Bioinformatics approaches to Genomics. Planet Earth Institute Conference, House of Lords, London, UK. pptx


2014

· Prieto Godino LL  and Baden T (2014). Global Advocacy and TReND. IBRO Global Advocacy Symposium, Kinshasa, DRC. pptx

· Hedwig B  (2014). A lecturer’s perspective. Cambridge in Africa/Cambridge Neuroscience: TReND information event, Cambridge, UK.

· Bukar Maina, M  (2014). A student’s perspective. Cambridge in Africa/Cambridge Neuroscience: TReND information event, Cambridge, UK.

· Aleksic J  (2014). Bioinformatics in Africa. Cambridge in Africa/Cambridge Neuroscience: TReND information event, Cambridge, UK.

· Baden T  (2014). Open Hardware. Cambridge in Africa/Cambridge Neuroscience: TReND information event, Cambridge, UK.

· Prieto Godino LL  (2014). Overcoming global inequality by promoting scientific education and research in Africa. Cambridge in Africa/Cambridge Neuroscience: TReND information event, Cambridge, UK.  event pptx


2013

· Prieto Godino LL  (2013). Overcoming Global inequality by Promoting Scientific Research and Education in Africa. Swiss Life Sciences Symposium (LS2), Lausanne, Switzerland. (plenary talk). pptx

· Yusuf S  (2013). Establishing the infrastructure for Teaching Neuroscience in Africa. SONA Conference, Rabat, Morocco. pptx

· Chagas AM  (2013). The Power of Open Source. SONA Conference, Rabat, Morocco. pdf

· Castillo-Quan JI (2013). TReND in Africa: advancing science and research in Sub-Saharan Universities. “Port talk”, Goodenough College, London, UK. pptx

· Prieto Godino LL, Baden T, Yusuf S, Castillo-Quan JI  (2013). TReND in Africa: Advancing Neuroscience Research in sub-Saharan Universities. UCL Neuroscience Symposium, London, UK. website, pdf

· Prieto Godino LL  (2013). Teaching and Research in Neuroscience for Development in Africa. SONA Conference, Rabat, Morocco. pptx


2012

· Baden T, Berni J, Yusuf S, Prieto Godino LL (2012). Higher Education in the Developing World: Teaching Neuroscience in Africa. NeNa Conference, Schramberg, Germany. website, pptx

· Baden T, Berni J, Yusuf S, Prieto Godino LL (2012). Higher Education in the Developing World: Teaching Neuroscience in Africa. Global Economic Symposium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. website

· Baden T, Palacios I, Vicente M, Martin-Bermudo D, Yusuf S, Prieto Godino LL (2012). Higher Education in the Developing World: Drosophia Neurogenetics, Uganda. INTED2012, Valencia, Spain. website, pptx


2011

· Baden T, Palacios I, Vicente M, Martin-Bermudo D, Yusuf S, Prieto Godino LL (2011). Breaking the Wall of Global Inequality in Higher Education. Falling Walls Conference, Berlin, Germany. website, pptx