Pan-African molecular microbiology workshop in Addis Ababa

Amplifying, sequencing, and quantifying genes with our suitcase lab to train 37 water researchers and professionals from 10 African countries via the GCRF Water Security and Sustainability Hub. Clear and comprehensive water quality findings within a week. A wonderful and successful workshop led skillfully by Rixia Zan, with support from NUMed Malaysia, Ardhi University and IWMI.

Conference in Samsun

Relaxing with my good friends Profs Yuksel Ardali and Hrissi Karapanagioti after a successful Climate Cooperation and Green Deal Symposium 2022 in Samsun at Ondokuz Mayis University. Yuksel and Hrissi visited Newcastle University with their children for a few months over 10 years ago. It goes to show the importance of face to face meetings and informal conversations, which transform professional contacts into life-long friendships.