Yaw Bediako is a Ghanian immunologist, whose current research focuses on malaria immunology. He is currently a Research Fellow at West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens -University of Ghana. In addition to his academic post, he was recently selected to be an Affiliate Member of the African Academy of Sciences. He is very passionate about increasing the research capacity of African Scientists as well as creating a network of researchers on the continent. His commitment to this is evident by being one of the executive members of the African Science Initiative.
Yaw was one of the faculty members of the IDA2019 symposium, and we were fortunate to interview him. His interview focuses on his journey from Grad-student to Post-Doctoral research scientist, highlighting lessons he learnt through his career progression.
Interview by Cheleka Mpande