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What is Mboalab ?
It is an open and collaborative space located in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The aim of MboaLab is to catalyse sustainable local development and improve people’s living conditions through open science.
Mediate between local communities and academia
Laboratory for social innovation, community education, collaboration and mediation at the service of the community
Catalyse sustainable local development and improve people’s living conditions through open science
Propose solutions that meet the needs of communities, using local knowledge and open digital technologies
Grow your knowledge and implement innovation across multiple domains
Happy New Year 2023
Last year in Mboalab
AI and Electromechanics
A few weeks ago in Mboalab
Free and Open to all early carreer women Scientists
4Th November 2022
He is a Molecular Biology researcher at Mboalab. Stephane works with the UK-based Beneficial Bio and Open Bioeconmy Lab to make research tools and protocols more accessible to researchers through local manufacturing of reagents for molecular biology research and application.
Lenshina Agbor’s research focuses on developing open source diagnostic tools. She’s honoured to be joining Beneficial Bio as an Advisor.
Jenny is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge where her research group builds open source tools for reagent manufacturing and she studies the role and impact of open approaches to Intellectual Property for a Sustainable and Equitable Bioeconomy.
Chiara is a Genetic Engineer passionate in synthetic biology and in the fascinating world of bacteria. In the past, she worked on scaling-up protein production in E. coli, in dissecting the molecular mechanisms of the photosynthetic machinery of cyanobacteria and plants, and in genetic engineering diatoms to over-express proteins and high-value lipids, always aiming to create a more sustainable economy.
Quality Assurance and Control Manager
Nadine is a microbiologist and molecular biology researcher exploring open source research tools and methods in resource limited settings. Her aim is to ensure sustainable and equitable availability of research tools and reagents to scientists in the global south.
Production and Research Manager
Minette joined the OBL as an intern at the Mboalab in Yaounde, Cameroon. Her interests involve the use of molecular biology techniques as a more predictable and mechanistic tool for the study of organisms and effective diagnosis of diseases.
Yanick has research experience in infectious diseases and antiviral drug resistance, with the genetics of metabolic syndrome being his current area of interest. He shares a deep passion for research and other activities related to improving access to new technologies that can be applied by Africans in their immediate environment.
JAFSIA joined the MboaLab team as a researcher to work on reliable, interpretable, and steerable AI projects mainly focused on diseases diagnosis. Before that, he was a Risk analyst for BigMola a P2P lending company where he designed a credit scoring system based on Machine Learning algorithms. His research spans machine learning, AI, and Healthcare .
Thomas is a researcher in Information and Communication, with interest in the Maker Movement . Due to his background in Biochemistry, Thomas Mboa is deeply engaged to promote DIYbio and democratize Biotechnology in Africa.
What people are saying
« We just Started a collaborative residency at Mboalab, developing Open Source Real-Time LAMP hardaware for distributed production of nucleic acid test. We alreeady feel part of the community and that the science and research we do here belongs to the society. »
« Mboalab is an inspiring place. Thomas and his team are tireless innovators. There are so many different types of collaborative innovation and skill-sharing going on here. It blows my mind.»