Frequently Asked Questions
ACEGID uses genomics as a tool to study infectious diseases. Our research covers pathogen identification and characterization, immunology, diagnostics development and zoonotic surveillance of infectious pathogens. We are constantly exploring new research areas and are always looking for new opportunities to collaborate with other researchers.
Yes, ACEGID offers Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Molecular Biology and Genomics, in partnership with the Department of Biological Sciences, Redeemer’s University, Ede. Our programs are accredited by AQAS and are equivalent to programs undertaken in Europe. Find out information about our postgraduate programs at the website of Redeemer’s University College of Postgraduate Studies.
Yes, we accept interns. However, we do not have space to accommodate interns at the moment.
The laboratory is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. However, the laboratory is often open at later hours and on weekends for research projects that require extended hours.
ACEGID has a strict safety policy in place to ensure the safety of all personnel and our community. Scientists are not allowed to work in our lab until they have undergone our laboratory safety course. All personnel must wear appropriate safety gear, such as lab coats, goggles, and gloves, as appropriate when working in the laboratory. We have worked through several epidemics (Ebola, Lassa fever, Yellow Fever, Covid-19, etc.) without any incident of laboratory-induced infection.
The laboratory has a number of resources available to researchers, including cutting edge equipment, automated wet lab workflow stations and state-of-the-art sequencing platforms,