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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Four Takeaways from Our Recent Paper on Tuberculosis in Nigeria

Our scientists recently published a scientific paper reporting the discovery of a severe, drug-resistant form of tuberculosis in Nigeria. The discovery was made using whole genome sequencing (a technique for analysing the entire genome of an organism) and bioinformatics analysis. We share four key highlights of the publication below: 1.   The Beijing lineage of Mycobacterium …

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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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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 and responding to future outbreaks. It also presents a view of the horizon and comments from some of our beneficiaries. Read the full result brief …

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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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ACEGID’s Pivotal Work on Public Health Featured…

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 and responding to future outbreaks. It also presents a view of the horizon …

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