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...

Where Do New Diseases Come From? Understanding Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases

Globally, infectious diseases account for the largest burden of diseases of public health importance. They also remain a never-ending challenge as new pathogens causing severe infectious diseases are constantly emerging...

ACEGID’s Pivotal Work on Public Health Featured in World Bank Results Brief

ACEGID's approach, results and impacts were the focus of a recent World Bank Results Brief. The publication highlights how we are countering immediate public health threats as well as detecting...

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

ACEGID Genomics Bootcamp is Back!

After three years break due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID) Genomics Bootcamp is back. The four weeks-long boot camp, which is ACEGID’s flagship residential genomics workshop will hold from July 30 to August 27, 2023 at the Redeemer’s University campus in Ede, Osun State, Nigeria. 

ACEGID and Illumina to Increase Africa’s Genomics Capacity through Establishment of a Joint Training Academy

Today, the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID), Redeemer’s University, announced that it will collaborate with Illumina, a global leader in sequencing and array-based technologies, on a joint workforce development training academy, with the objective of increasing Africa’s genomics capacity.

Monkeypox Pandemic reflects Global Neglect of Africa

Since the recent announcements of monkeypox outbreak in Europe and America, Prof. Christian Happi has granted several interviews to journalists across the world. Here, we present some of the recurring themes of such conversations. These are highlights of our position on the ongoing monkeypox pandemic.

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