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OPENING SESSION: Nobel Symposium in Chemistry

Nobel Symposium, Public Event

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Nobel in Africa is a STIAS Initiative in partnership with Stellenbosch University, under the auspices of the Nobel Foundation and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences with funding from the Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation. This opening session is part of the STIAS Nobel Symposium in Chemistry on Tuberculosis and Antibiotic Resistance – From Basic Drug Discovery to Clinic, NS178.


08:30 – Opening remarks:

  • STIAS Director, Edward K. Kirumira
  • Stellenbosch University Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Innovation and Postgraduate Studies), Sibusiso Moyo
  • Swedish Ambassador to South Africa, H.E. Håkan Juholt
  • Symposium Convenor, Fredrik Almqvist

08:45 – Keynote address: Gilla Kaplan, Former Director of the Global Health Program on Tuberculosis, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USA
The incentives and barriers to the development of drugs for global health: a case study in Leprosy and Tuberculosis

09:30 – Anastasia Koch, Eh!woza, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Community and Public Engagement as Essential Science

09:50 Dissou Affolabi, West and Central African Regional Networks for Tuberculosis Control, Benin
Establishment of a regional model to strengthen programmatic and research capacities on TB in West and Central Africa

10:15 Refreshments

Please use this link to register for in-person or online participation.

Members of the media are requested to liaise with:
Noloyiso Mtembu at [email protected] or 021 808 2584.


Date and time

Tuesday, 24 October 2023

08:30 – 10:15​

All times are in SAST (UTC+2)


STIAS Wallenberg Research Centre

STIAS, Marais Road, Mostertsdrift

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