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Obasegun AyodeleCo-founder and CTO at Vilsquare.org, Nigeria
Project manager and researcher in sectors such as health, education, construction, legal, vocational, manufacturing, and security & surveillance.
Fayza MahmoudAlexandria University, Egypt
Biochemist pursuing an MSc degree in Neuroscience and Biotechnology with a technical background in molecular biology and stem cell culture.
Umar AhmadGenetics and Regenerative Medicine Research Centre (GRMCR) of the University Putra Malaysia (UPM) and the Malaysia Genome Institute (MGI) [ORCiD]
PhD student of Human Genetics working in basic and translational research on developing targeted therapy for human bladder cancer using high-throughput sequencing technologies.
Michael CaryWest Virginia University, USA [ORCiD]
PhD student with several years of industry experience as a data scientist. His research focuses on ecological economics, sustainability, spatial economics, and graph theory.
Gregory SimpsonCranfield University, England & South Africa
Research Data Manager with twenty years’ experience in digital curation and a focus on Open Access, Open Data and providing guidance on good practice in the areas of data management and Open Science.
Hisham ArafatEMEA Applications Consulting, Egypt
Digital Transformation Lead Consultant / Data Scientist, Research & Development Engineer, Master Principal Solutions Architect and Lean-Agile Program Manager.
Luke OkeloTechnical University of Kenya [ORCiD]
Software engineer and researcher in next-generation technologies including mixed virtual and augmented reality, blockchain platforms, and low power air quality sensors.
Mahmoud M IbrahimUniklinik RWTH Aachen, Germany & Egypt
Systems Biology research, using machine learning to build predictive models of biological systems from large high-throughput data, especially sequencing data. Currently working on understanding disease combining molecular and clinical patient data. Previously worked in Biotechnology and Clinical Research industries.
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Global Fellow;
Neuroscience postdoc working in the fields of cognitive, computational, and systems neuroscience. Scientific interests include predictive coding, attention, and perception.
Osman AldirdiriUniversity of Khartoum, Sudan [ORCiD]
Student of medicine, researcher, entrepreneur and advocate for openness in research, data, and education. Interested in building an open research culture in Africa with a firm belief in diversity and inclusion. Founder of Open Sudan, a national open advocacy initiative. He is also on the executive committee of SPARC Africa, an adviser for Open Knowledge Maps and on the board of directors for FORCE11.
Trainer and consultant in Open Science Communication and Science Project Management. With a focus on digital tools for science and her label ‘, she aims at strengthening Research on the African continent through Open Science.