Lhasa Acts in Support of Science Education in Africa
SummaryIn 2007 Lhasa will provide sponsorship to the Africa Education Initiative (NEF) for travel fellowships allowing African students to attend the 2007 Africa Education Initiative International Scientific Conference.
Four students from Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia and Cameroon will receive the bursaries from Lhasa Limited to fund their journey to the Main Campus of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Nigeria. The conference runs from June 11 to June 14 with the theme; Integrating new technologies in drug development.
Dr. Chudy Nduaka, President and Board Chairman of the Africa Education Initiative, commented; "We greatly applaud Lhasa's provision of travel grants to underprivileged African students to enable them attend this conference. The scientific topics covered in this conference are generally not available in standard college curriculum and therefore these students will enhance their knowledge of drug development and basic concepts in science. Without these grants from Lhasa, this would have been impossible for these students. It is our hope that other corporations will follow Lhasa's example and support education and training of students in the continent of Africa."
About Lhasa Limited
Lhasa Limited (www.lhasalimited.org) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in the UK as an educational charity. The Lhasa Limited membership includes academic users, government organisations, regulatory bodies, biotechnology, chemical, agrochemical and pharmaceutical companies from around the world.
Developing original knowledge from both public and private data sources whilst maintaining complete confidentiality, Lhasa Limited provides reasoning and information software that supports decision making in drug discovery, personal care, agrochemical and other chemical developments.
Through its ability to amass and share both publicly held and confidential information, Lhasa Limited aims to be trusted as the world leader for knowledge and data sharing in the chemistry and life sciences. It produces the widely used and respected software:
• Derek for Windows for predicting toxicity
• Meteor for predicting metabolic fate
• Vitic toxicological database and data management system.
For further details on how Lhasa Limited develops and promotes the use of integrated in-silico systems to minimise downstream testing, reduce costs and shorten development lead times, please contact Lhasa Limited (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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About the Africa Education Initiative
The Africa Education Initiative (NEF) is a US-based non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of science and engineering education in Africa. Over time, NEF has worked with institutions in Africa to advance science education. This has been done primarily through supporting research in schools, granting travel fellowships to students and professors to attend international scientific meetings and donating computers, books, journals and laboratory equipments to schools in Africa.
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