In April 2021 we ran our capture your research competition as part of our online course Research Writing in the Sciences. The competition challenged our course participants to share a picture and story of them conducting research. We received so many amazing photos that transported us around the world and showcased the incredible research of the AuthorAID community. We are pleased to announce that the winner of our capture your research competition is…Ravichandra Mondreti an independent marine biologist and early career researcher with a fondness for seabirds. Ravi is currently studying seabirds in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea in their natural habitat, you can see his winning photo below. As our winner he will get the chance to tell us more about his photo in an upcoming blog post. Congratulations to all our finalists, you can see all the fantastic runners up from the competition below…
Our competition winner Ravichandra Mondreti pictured here studying the seabird breeding colony, Pitti Island, Lakshadweep.
Adelakun Odunyemi, (Nigeria) - This picture was taken during one of the drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) clinics at General Hospital Ore, Ondo State, Nigeria.
Sitasma Sharma (Nepal) - This photograph was captured during a community field visit in a remote village in Gorkha, Nepal, in 2018. In the photo, Sitasma and her friends are interviewing a woman about her health problems related to nutrition, reproductive health, hygiene, sanitation, communicable diseases, and non-communicable diseases
Clarice Princess Mudzengi (Zimbabwe) - Running a survey on the role of indigenous browse trees in improving coexistence at human-livestock-wildlife interfaces.
Mani Gautam (Nepal) - Mani is Senior Consultant Physician and Cardiologist with research experience in medical sciences, this is a picture of him conducting rheumatic heart disease research.
Stanley Makindi (Kenya) - Mangrove ecosystem conservation research.
Pheak Chhoun (Cambodia) - This is a picture taken at the hospital at Pheak’s joint activities physician and staff and ART clinic to access and validate the eligibility criteria of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) to be recruited and registered into an intervention study of Implementation and Evaluation of a Community-Based Model for Delivery of Antiretroviral Therapy in Cambodia.
Rose Okech (Kenya) - Science in the heart of the pandemic. In this picture Rose is sub-culturing tissue culture plantlets into fresh media hoping that would help them survive a long time into the pandemic.
Akakpo Agbémébia Yawovi (Burkina Faso) - Akakpo is Currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biochemistry Microbiology and his research interests are Bioactivity of essential oil and bio preservation of traditional beverages.
Angélique Dusabe (Tanzania) - Angélique was analysing fat soluble vitamins in developed synbiotic plant-based yoghurt by use of locally available ingredients.
Ashenafi Wubshet (Ethiopia) - Excitement after looking at his Virus-Like Particles on an Electron Microscopy.
Marystella Wekhanya (Kenya) - In this photo Marystella is attaching pollen trap on honey bee hives to get pollen from bees for as part of her research at Kenyatta University in the Department of Plant Sciences.