Genomics

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 Wins 2021 Al-Sumait Prize for African Development

The African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID) is the winner of the 2021 Al-Sumait Prize for African Development. The Board of Trustees of the Al-Sumait Prize made the award announcement recently. ACEGID was awarded the prize “for its leading development of the field of infectious disease genomics, through the high-quality translational research …

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Recruitment of a PhD Student in the Social Science of COVID-19

We are searching for a PhD candidate interested in helping support an epidemiological sub-study of a new US-funded project. The SICA Study (Sero-epidemiological insight into COVID-19 transmission in Africa) is exploring the transmission of COVID-19 in the DRC and Nigeria. It is a 5-year project funded by the US CDC. The overarching hypothesis of the …

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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-Africa Pathogen Genomics Initiative Trains African Scientists in Next Generation Sequencing

Towards scaling up genomic sequencing capacity on the African continent, the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID), in partnership with the Africa Pathogen Genomics Initiative, is hosting Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) training for scientists involved in national Covid-19 sequencing efforts. This is the first in the series of NGS training workshops …

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