Dr Chinna Orish de l'Université de Port Harcourt (Nigeria) et Dr Lihle Qulu de l'Université de Stellenbosch (Afrique du Sud), interviendront dans le cadre d’une nouvelle série d’événements organisés par le réseau NeuroGenderings et le Laboratoire d'étude des sciences et des techniques (STS Lab).
Thursay 8 December 2022: Zoom Talk
6am PDT, 9am EDT, 3pm CET, 10pm Central Australia
The STS Lab and the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lausanne & the NeuroGenderings (NG) network are pleased to present a new NG Lecture Series dedicated this year 2022 to discussing the science and politics of race in brain research and the contribution of neuroscience in and from the global South.
Discussant: Emily Ngubia Kessé (University of Freiburg-Germany and NG core member) and Deboleena Roy (Emory University and NG Board member).
Titles : Orish Chinna : "Nigeria as an international Neuroscience HUB" / Lihle Qulu : "A short history of Neuroscience in South Africa".
Bionote: Orish Chinna has an MBBS and holds PhD in Anatomy of the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. She is a Senior Faculty of the same Department where she mentors both graduate and undergraduate students in neurobiology. Her passion for knowledge acquisition and impartation drove her to Neuroscience. She had her postdoctoral training at the US FDA, National Centre Toxicological Research NCTR, Jefferson Arkansas in the Division of Neurotoxicology. Orish Chinna has been involved in several neuro-skill acquisition trainings at national, continental and international levels. Her research thrust is on the preclinical mechanistic considerations of beneficial role natural antidotes on environmental toxicants induced neurodegenerative diseases. She is the founder and Coordinator of Women in Neuroscience, Nigeria WIN with a mission to empower women to pursue careers in neuroscience. She is also the founder of Youth Neuroscience Association of Nigeria YNAN. She is the coordinator of University of Port Harcourt Neuroscience group. She is also the Vice President of Neuroscience Society of Nigeria NSN and the National coordinator of Brain bee in Nigeria. She is CEO and sole funder of ESPIRISA CHINNA ORISH FOUNDATION. This FOUNDATION promotes excellence and offers awards to Best Neuroscience students especially female students. Orish Chinna is very passionate about scouting, nurturing and empowering young minds careers in Neuroscience.
Bionote: Dr Qulu is a Neuroscientist and a Senior lecturer in the Discipline of Human Physiology, under the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Stellenbosch. Her research focuses on sexual violence in understanding the behavioural and neuronal changes of both victim and sexual offender and understanding other factors that affect sexual offence. Her prior research focused on febrile seizures and understanding the effects of early life stress and the impact it may have on later life of the offspring. She is further a DRILL (Developing Research Innovation, Localisation and Leadership in `South Africa) fellow. This program is an NIH (USA) funded program and aims at grooming future academic leaders. Dr Qulu is also a SONA (Society of Neuroscience in Africa) representative for the `African Southern Hemisphere. She is also the deputy Chair of Southern African Neuroscience Society (SANS). Dr Qulu is passionate about social engagement outside her academic life, she works is a former board member of iThembaLethu HiV orphanage and a current board member of IkusasaElihle career guidance NGO. She has travelled parts of the world attending conferences and spent time in Canada at the John Hopkins institutions in Calgary where she conducted part of her PhD work and Germany where she came back with her sexual violence research.
Organizer and Chair: Cynthia Kraus, University of Lausanne & NG board member
Sponsors: STS Lab & ISS, University of Lausanne, NG Network, Barnard College, Emory University
Zoom Link : unil.zoom.us/j/96898944785