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The first African-based earth system model

Climate change is the most serious collective environmental challenge ever faced by humankind. It is a problem with global reach, but the research effort to address it is disproportionately concentrated in the Northern Hemisphere and in developed countries. Prof Francois Engelbrecht, who leads climate studies, modelling and environmental health research at the CSIR, will showcase […]

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Towards malaria eradication: Exploiting advances in disease modelling to develop a novel generation of drugs against malaria transmission

Researchers at the CSIR have begun screening thousands of synthetic compounds in an effort to identify those that might form the basis for a new generation of drugs that will be able to permanently disrupt the life-cycle of the malaria parasite in order to eventually eradicate the disease, rather than to treat or cure it. […]

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