Genomic Epidemiology of Africa

21 - 26 Jun 2015, 9:00 - 17:00 Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa
This computational course trained researchers and clinicians working in Africa on important aspects of human populations genetics and genome-wide association studies (GWAS). Participants from several countries including Cameroon, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania and South Africa, came together to learn about the latest laboratory techniques and data analysis tools for genomic research, which they can now apply in their own research.
Group photo: Genomic Epidemiology of Africa Course. Photo credit: Tommy Carstensen.
Professor Ayesha Motala and Centre Director Professor Tulio de Oliviera contributed interesting talks about the H3Africa diabetes study and about the Centre's efforts to understand HIV variation and transmission in local Zulu populations by large-scale sequencing.