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Professor Christie in San Antonio

Date Released: Tue, 24 November 2015 10:26 +0200

Fort Sam is the US Airforce base just outside San Antonio, and it is here that high quality chemical and physiological research is undertaken at world-class facilities. Professor Christie was invited to sit on an evaluation panel, and spent a fruitful week fulfilling this duty.

Professor Christie noted that the research was of exceptionally high quality, as is to be expected, but that no research question exceeded the capabilities of our own postgraduate scholars back home in Grahamstown. Along with the other panel members, including South Africans and Australians among others, she toured Fort Sam and was amazed at the facilities available. Information and photographs about these premises are 'classified' - but Professor Christie did mention an exceptionally beautiful golf course!

As a direct result of this engagement, Candice has been invited to a similar symposium in Washington DC in 2016, and has solidified collaboration contacts with whom future research may take place.