Heritage Futures and Community Archaeology in Tanzania

The Kilwa Kisiwani site off the coast of Southern Tanzania was occupied from the 9th and was one of the most powerful settlements along the Swahili Coast.  From the 13th to the 16th century, much of the trade in the …

April 3, 2019 | Archaeology


Lake Victoria research: win-win for human health, food security and economic development

Fisheries ecologists from the University of St Andrews are working with human-health and fishery partners around Lake Victoria on connected, multidisciplinary projects to sustainably manage fish stocks, and to examine the potential role for ‘biocontrol’ by fish of a debilitating …

April 2, 2019 | Biology


Arclight in Rwanda

The Global Health Team from the School of Medicine recently completed a national eye care training and distribution exercise in Rwanda utilizing the Arclight solar powered ophthalmoscope. The team, led by Dr Andrew Blaikie (Senior Lecturer and Consultant Ophthalmologist), delivered …

September 12, 2018 | Global Challenges


Resistance to root knot nematodes in rice

Asia is the main rice-growing region of the world and is responsible for about 90% of global rice production. Rice is the staple food for more than 50% of the population in Asia, a figure that can reach up to …

July 30, 2018 | Biology