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The World Academy Of Sceinces (TWAS) Awards
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for the advancement of Science in developing countries has awarded Dr Clare Muhanji of the Department of Chemical Science and Technology a research grant amounting to USD 13,000 to conduct research on the synthesis of benzisothiozole derivatives as possible HIV nucleopcapsid inhibitors. The project will run over a period of 1 year. Dr. Holliness Nose has also been awarded the TWAS-DFG Cooperation visits Programme award. She will have an opportunity to spend three months (June to August, 2017) at the Computer-Chemie-Centrum of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat (FAU) Erlangen-Nurnberg. Her research will be on simulation of G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) and their peptide-hormone agonists.