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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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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-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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