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The guest for today is Raphael Onuku from Nigeria. He is affiliated with the University of Nigeria. Raphael is a pharmacist and computational chemist by profession. In this episode, we learn about the very inspiring story of his desire to get an education. Growing up, Raphael thought he would be a lawyer, but that changed when he learned about pharmaceutical chemistry and that's where the journey into science began. His research currently involves working on Neglected Tropical Diseases, namely malaria and TB, common in developing regions of the world. We learn about the importance of this scientific research and why he picked this field of research. Due to the current world climate where the focus is on the COVID-19 virus, we learn that Raphael is also providing some useful contributions to the virus's research. He is researching some African medicinal compounds (isolates) to study their effect on the virus strain. Lastly, we talk about the importance of African researchers to contribute to the research of the pandemic. Join in to hear more about all of this and so much more.
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