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Chemistry for Sustainable Development in Africa

By: Ameenah Gurib-Fakim(Editor), Jacobus Nicolaas Eloff(Editor)

269 pages, 11 colour & 47 b/w illustrations


Hardback | Aug 2012 | #205762 | ISBN-13: 9783642296413
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Chemistry for Sustainable Development in Africa gives an insight into current Chemical research in Africa. It is edited and written by distinguished African scientists and includes contributions from Chemists from Northern, Southern, Western, Eastern, Central and Island state African Countries. The core themes embrace the most pressing issues of our time, including Environmental Chemistry, Renewable Energies, Health and Human Well-Being, Food and Nutrition, and Bioprospecting and Commercial Development.

Chemistry for Sustainable Development in Africa is invaluable for teaching and research institutes in Africa and worldwide, private sector entities dealing with natural products from Africa, as well as policy and decision-making bodies and non-governmental organizations.


- Health; Biodiversity Utilisation (Including Phytomedicine, Metabolism of Antiparasitic Drugs and Pharmacogenetics, Role of Flavonoids and Isoflavonoids, Sustainable Biodiesel Production, Antifungal Properties of Plant Extract)
- Emerging Areas and Technologies (Including Computational Chemistry Research, Geochemistry, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and Nanotechnology)
- International Collaboration - Relevance for Development in Africa (Including the International Programme in the Chemical Sciences (IPICS), International Collaboration with a View to Containing Outbreak of Emerging Infectious Diseases Through Bioprospection)

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Jacobus Nicolaas (Kobus) Eloff was professor at Universities Free State, Cape Town and Pretoria, Executive Director National Botanic Gardens (Head Office Kirstenbosch) and Research Director National Botanical Institute. Currently leader interdisciplinary Phytomedicine Programme, Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria ( Promoter 44 MSc and 27 PhD students completed. Currently 5 M.Sc. and 15 Ph.D. students. Editor several scientific Journals and books. Reviewed manuscripts for 93 different scientific journals. More than 170 peer evaluated scientific publications More than 300 papers at scientific meetings including many plenary lectures on all continents. Internationally acclaimed researcher category evaluation by National Research Foundation. Appointed by European Union's agent Centre for the Development of Enterprise to develop Pan-African quality control standards and monographs for African Medicinal plants, leading to production of African Herbal Pharmacopoeia. Leadership role in many national and international professional societies. Several national and international awards. Several patents registered and products licensed to Industrial companies.

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, a Mauritian national, is currently the Managing Director of the Centre for Phytotherapy Research (CEPHYR) and Professor of Organic Chemistry with an endowed chair at the University of Mauritius. She has recently been elected Chairperson the International Council for Scientific Union - Regional Office for Africa for the period (2011-2014). Since 2001, she has served successively as Dean of the Faculty of Science and Pro Vice Chancellor (2004-2010). She has also worked at the Mauritius Research Council as Manager for Research (1995-1997).

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