Protecting National Parks with Cassava

Cassava is one of the main crops produced by communities around national parks for food and income in southwest Cameroon. The crop is largely cultivated using traditional methods, often resulting in low yields and soil degradation. Slash-and-burn agriculture is also a...

Plantains, Education and Climate Change

New research from the Congo Basin Institute has revealed links between climate change, plantain productivity and education levels in rural households in central Africa. The study charts a decline in yields of plantain – an important crop throughout west and central...

UCLA Student Shares Her Experience at CBI

After performing research in the forests in Cameroon, UCLA undergraduate, Alexa, started her own club at UCLA to encourage students to do research in Africa. In this video, she shares her experience about...

Phylogenetic Workshop

A Phylogenetic Workshop on the basics of various phylogenetic techniques will cover the steps required from checking a sequence to constructing a tree. The event will be held at CBI from 13-17 November 2017. Interested participants should contact: Rolland Bantar...

Professional Development Workshop

A Professional Development Workshop on the Introduction to Liquid Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry for Chemists and Biochemists will be held at CBI on 26-29 December 2017. To apply, email Dr. Kevin Njabo at kynjabo@ucla.edu and Mrs. Rose Ndango at...

Teaching for the Future of Bioinformatics

At the University of New Orleans, conservation biologist Nicola Anthony, along with partners in the U.S. and Africa, is designing curricula with CyVerse to prepare students for a future when informatics is integral to all life sciences. “I think it’s really important...