Imaging ‘the technology of our time’

“Imaging is a kind of art”: Members of the newly established African BioImaging Consortium want to magnify the benefits of microscopy and imaging in Africa. Copyright: Joseph Elsbernd, CC BY 2.0

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Episode 47

With the ability to develop knowledge on drugs, agriculture, health and the environment, microscope and imaging technologies could be the next big thing in Africa’s research landscape. But, funding and training are needed to magnify microscopy’s potential benefits.

This week on Africa Science Focus, our reporter Michael Baruti meets the microscope specialists from the newly established African BioImaging Consortium, who are excited about the future of imaging on the continent.

And, Mathews Malata, president of the Association of Environmental Journalists in Malawi, answers this week’s question, which comes from a student in Kampala.

Send us your questions from anywhere in the world — text or voice message via WhatsApp to +254799042513.

Africa Science Focus, with Michael Kaloki.

This programme was funded by the European Journalism Centre, through the European Development Journalism Grants programme, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation