Bioinformatics

ACEGID Trains 100+ Scientists from Over 30 African Countries in One Year

In the last year, the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID) has trained over 100 African scientists from more than 30 countries in next-generation sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes Covid-19) and other pathogens. This is part of the centre’s effort at building genomics capacity across Africa. The workshops held …

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ACEGID Trains Rwandan Scientists in Next Generation Sequencing of SARS-CoV-2

ACEGID facilitated a three-week training on SARS-CoV-2 sequencing and bioinformatics for Rwandan scientists at the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC). The training was held as a collaboration between ACEGID and RBC from January 31 to February 18, 2022. ACEGID scientists trained participants in the principles and practices of SARS-CoV-2 sequencing steps including sample handling, extraction, amplification, …

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ACEGID Receives NIH Grant for Antimicrobial Resistance Research

The African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID) has received a grant award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of the United States for a data science-based research on antimicrobial resistance in bacteria. The grant is part of NIH’s Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa) …

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ACEGID Strengthens National Capacity for Analysis…

PRESS RELEASE: ACEGID Strengthens National Capacity for Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 Data EDE, NIGERIA, August 17, 2021 The African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID) has started an intensive hands-on bioinformatics workshop on the analysis of SARS-CoV-2 genomic and contextual data. The two-weeks training aims to equip scientists from 11 public health laboratories …

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