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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Fully Funded Ph.D. focusing on Reducing Health Risks in Wildlife Trade and Consumption

Applications are open for a fully funded Ph.D. programme at ACEGID, on health risks associated with urban wild meat in Nairobi, Kenya and Lagos, Nigeria. The programme is a collaboration between Wageningen University in Netherland and ACEGID at Redeemer’s University, Nigeria. Opening Date: March 5, 2022 Closing Date: March 11, 2022 Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Doctor …

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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 Wins Nigerian Academy of Science 2021 Gold Medal Prize Award​

The African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID) has been awarded the 2021 Gold Medal Prize Award by the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS). This is in recognition of the Centre’s contribution to and impact on infectious disease diagnosis, research and surveillance in Nigeria specifically and in Africa, generally. This is another …

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Young African Scientist Feature: Dr. Onyekachi Ononye-Adesanya

With our series “Young African Scientists”, we’ll be putting a spotlight on African scientists around the globe doing amazing work and research. Today’s spotlight is shining on Dr. Onyekachi Ononye-Adesanya, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada. Can you share a bit about yourself, your educational background, and what …

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ACEGID Hosts 2nd Hands-on Training on Next Generation Sequencing of SARS-CoV-2​

The second edition of training on Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) of SARS-CoV-2 started on December 1 at ACEGID, Redeemer’s University, Ede, Nigeria. The training is aimed at strengthening genomic surveillance capacity on the African continent. Following opening formalities, Dr Yenew Kebede, Head of Laboratory Systems at Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) …

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Sentinel Selected for Scale-up Support by Paris Peace Forum

Sentinel, our project focused on developing a pandemic pre-emption and response system, has received another boost as it was selected for scale-up support at the just concluded fourth edition of Paris Peace Forum (PPF). Out of 80 projects that were showcased at the global event, Sentinel was one of the ten projects that will benefit …

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