STINT, the Swedish Research Council (VR), the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Science and Spatial Planning (Formas), and the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte) are investing SEK 4.3 million in eight research projects within the Joint South Africa-Sweden Research Collaboration for the period 2019–2022. STINT’s South African cooperation partner, the National Research Foundation (NRF), will finance the South African participants at an equivalent level.

After review and assessment by our respective expert groups, the following projects were selected:

Applicant Main partner  
Name Institution University Name University Project title
Theresa Vincent Dept of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology Uppsala University Mandeep Kaur University of the Witwatersrand Elucidating the Role of Cholesterol in Moderating Drug Resistance and Metastatic Potential of Breast Cancer Stem Cells
Solomon Tesfalidet Dept of Chemistry Umeå University Philani Mashazi Rhodes University Development of Sensor System for Diagnosis of Cancer and Monitoring of Anticancer Drugs and Life Endorsement (Sensor4Life)
Stefan Nilsson Institute of Health Sciences University of Gothenburg Ensa Johnson University of Pretoria Shared Decision-Making in a Multicultural Society: Supporting children with cancer with symptom management
Kerstin Forsberg Chemical Engineering KTH Alison Lewis University of Cape Town New Crystallization Methods for Resource Recovery
Miranda Rocksén Dept of Pedagogical, Professional and Curricular Studies University of Gothenburg Elaosi Vhurumuku University of the Witwatersrand Science and Technology Initial Teacher Education in The Anthropocene
Sebastiaan Swart Dept of Marine Science University of Gothenburg Sandy Thomalla Council for Scientific and Industrial Research The Ocean Beneath Antarctic Sea-ice: Observing new scales to address a global challenge
Tomas Klingström Institution for Animal Genetics SLU Zwane Avashoni Agricultural Research Council Collaboration on Sequencing and Development of Livestock Genomic Workflows
Flavius Gruian Computer Science Lund University Simon Winberg University of Cape Town Tools and Languages for Machine Learning in Radar and Radio Astronomy

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