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Physics-based solutions for Africa

Dr Frédérique Vanholsbeeck travelled to Yaounde, Cameroon where she gave an invited talk at the 4th Conference of the Cameroon Physical Society special workshop celebrating the International Year of Light in Africa.

Her presentation, FoodSafe: Towards near real time detection of bacteria for the food industry, was well received and she also judged the postgraduate student poster competition.

Many student projects investigated low cost solutions to practical problems. In this context, the research performed the FoodSafe team was particularly relevant to Cameroon.

Dr Vanholsbeeck also talked to the student chapter that the Cameroon Physical Society students lead.


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