Prince Nana Amaniampong, PhD

Advisor and Co-Creator (AfroScience Talk Show)

Prince Nana Amaniampong, PhD is a scientist at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore with a focus on renewable chemical synthesis. He also contributed to a patented work on the synthesis of functionalised-Oligossacharides for cosmetic, pharmaceutical and skin care applications. He is a 2011 National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE-USA) Chevron International Graduate Award winner and a 2012 Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) winner. He currently serves a Guest Editor for the Journal of Chemical Reaction Engineering and also a reviewer for several journals.

Aymen I. Idris, PhD

Advisor and Editor & Creator (AfroScience Stories)

Aymen Idris is a pharmacology researcher currently based at the University of Sheffield (England, UK). The focus of his research is the design and testing of anti-inflammatory agents. As an MSc./Ph.D. student and postdoctoral researcher, he carried out significant research on the medicinal and harmful effects of natural and synthetic anti-inflammatory substances, with first-author publications in a number of prestigious scientific journals including Nature and Cell. As a laboratory leader at the universities of Sheffield (England, UK) and Edinburgh (Scotland, UK) his preclinical research has led to the foundation of arthElix Ltd. (est. 2017) and OsteoRX Ltd. (est. 2005) - two start-up companies established to develop anti-rheumatic and anti-metastatic drugs. He is an avid supporter of issues and needs of early-career scientists around the globe, founder and current editor-in-chief and , chair and founder of various initiatives, seminars, committees and networks founded and led by young scientists. Besides science, he is involved in medical and agricultural business activities related his research, and his other passions include bicycle touring around the globe (including Africa), playing the piano and writing/blogging on issues related to his life as a Scientist/Citizen of the Universe.