Return of the Wildfires
Over the past few weeks, wildfires have scorched over 1,800 square miles of land across North West America and are still going strong. Dr Mike Flannigan, professor at the Department of Renewable Resources at the University of Alberta, talks to Roland about the weather patterns and record-breaking heat causing the devastating flames.
On the other side of the world, in Zambia, Dr Edgar Simulundu has been finding out why some humans attract mosquitoes more than others, and how we can use this to tackle the malaria epidemic.
Also this week, Professor Novel Chegou, lead investigator at Stellenbosch University Immunology Research Group, has been awarded the 2022 Africa Prize for his innovative method for quickly diagnosing tuberculosis. And we visit the Royal Society for a very different reason. Roland checks in on the “Ukraine's Recovery: Rebuilding with Research” conference, and the discussion to use evidence based approaches for rebuilding after war.
Dr Mike Flannigan, Department of Renewable Resources at the University of Alberta
Professor Novel Chegou Novel Chegou, lead investigator at Stellenbosch University Immunology Research Group
Dr Edgar Simulundu, Senior Lecturer at the University of Zambia
Uliana Avtonomova, Secretary General, Fund of the President of Ukraine for Education, Science, and Sports
Olena Sotnyk, lawyer and former member of the Ukrainian parliament
Dr Vesna Najdanovic, Energy and Bioproduct Research Institute
Presenter: Roland Pease
Producer: Ella Hubber