This training course deals with data analysis for genomic surveillance of African malaria vectors, and was developed jointly by MalariaGEN and PAMCA (the Pan-African Mosquito Control Association).
More information is available on the course webpage here.
Progess towards malaria elimination has stalled since 2015. Neither malaria incidence nor mortality have reduced substantially since then. Part of the reason for this may be mosquitoes developing resistance to the insecticides being used in long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS). Vector genomic surveillance could enable early detection of new insecticide resistance variants emerging in mosquito populations. This intelligence could be beneficial in designing and adapting insecticide resistance management plans.
But the data comes from multiple sources, and can be messy, complex, and confusing. This course will introduce participants to the basics of data analysis for genome surveillance, with particular reference to African malaria vectors.
Who is this training for?
Scientists and data analysts in African research groups and disease control programmes.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
Perform a range of analyses of Anopheles genomic data that are relevant to malaria vector surveillance.
Generate plots, tables and statistics that can be used in a surveillance report.
Interpret results and explain to others what they mean.
The training program consists of eight virtual workshops spread over 12 months. Workshops combine hands-on coding with discussions and lectures.
The first cohort will complete the program in early 2023. A second intake is planned in 2023.
Contact pc24 [at] sanger.ac.uk for more information.
Alistair Miles, Vector Surveillance Lead, Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK - Course Lead
Paballo Chauke, Training Coordinator, MalariaGEN, Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK - Course Coordinator
Instructors and Teaching Assistants
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Marilou Boddé, PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge/Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK - Teaching Assistant/Instructor
Kelly Bennett, Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK - Teaching Assistant
Jon Brenas, Post-doctoral Fellow, Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK - Teaching Assistant/Instructor
Louise Cerdeira, Post-doctoral Research Associate, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK - Teaching Asssistant
Chris Clarkson, Principal Data Scientist, Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK - Teaching Asssistant/Instructor
Nsa Dada, Research Fellow, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), USA - Teaching Assistant
Luc Salako Djogbenou, Director, Institut Régional de Santé Public; Deputy Director, Tropical Infectious Diseases Research Centre, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin
Penny Hancock, Lecturer, Imperial College London, UK
Elijah Juma, Program Manager, Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA), Kenya - Teaching Assistant
Nace Kranjc, Post-doctoral Researcher, Imperial College London, UK - Teaching Assistant
Eric Lucas, Senior Research Associate, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK - Teaching Assistant/Instructor
Carlo de Marco, PhD Candidate, Sapienza University of Rome, italy - Teaching Assistant
Joachim Nwezeobi, Postdoctoral Fellow, Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK - Teaching Assistant/Instructor
Sanjay Nagi, PhD Candidate, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK - Teaching Assistant
Eric Ochomo, Senior Research Officer/Head of Entomology, Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Kenya - Teaching Assistant
Josh Reynolds, PhD Candidate, Imperial College London, UK - Teaching Assistant
Helga Saïzonou, PhD Candidate, University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC)/Tropical Infectious Diseases Research Center (TIDRC), Benin
Brandy St. Laurent, Staff Scientist, Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK - Instructor
First Cohort (2022-2023) Participants
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Akena Stephen Abwoye, Biostatistician/Field Epidemiology Graduate, Msc. Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics; Ministry of Health, Uganda
Jewelna Akorli, Senior Research Fellow & Principal Investigator, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Ghana
Lucas Amenga-Etego, Senior Research Fellow, West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP), University of Ghana, Ghana
Nathalie Amvongo-Adjia, Post-doctoral Research Assistant, Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases (CRID); Research Officer, Institute of Medical Research and Medicinal Plant Studies (IMPM), Cameroon
Antonio Nkondjio Christophe, Senior research staff, OCEAC Yaoundé, Cameroon
Moussa Diallo, Scientific Officer, Medical Research Council Unit the Gambia at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (MRCG at LSHTM), The Gambia
Albert Gangbadja, MSc Candidate, University of Abomey-Calvi/Tropical Infectious Diseases Research Center, Benin
Lemu Golassa, Associate Professor of Medical Parasitology/Head of Medical parasitology Research, Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology, Addis Ababa University, Ethiophia
Westone Hamwata, Scientific Officer, Entomology, Tropical Diseases Research Centre, Ndola, Zambia
Kondwani Kachali, Research Assistant, Malaria Alert Centre-Communicable Diseases Action Centre (MAC-CDAC), Kamuzu University of Health Sciences, Malawi
Luna Kamau, Principal Research Scientist & Deputy Director, Centre for Biotechnology Research and Development, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya
Ruth Kouamé, PhD Candidate, Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques, Côte d’Ivoire
Mahamadi Kientega, PhD Candidate (Applied Biology and Modelling of Biological Systems/Medical Entomology), Nazi Boni University (ACE ITECH-MTV), Burkina Faso
Zandile Langa, MSc. Candidate, Wits University; Research Assistant, Vector Control Reference Laboratory, National Insitute of Communicable Diseases, South Africa
Ibra Lujumba, Bioinformatics Trainer Fellow, PAMCA, Uganda
Mbanga Muleba, Scientific Officer, Tropical Diseases Research Centre, Ndola, Zambia
Givemore Munhenga, Principal Medical Scientist, National Institute for Communicable Diseases; Senior Researcher, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Sophia Hussein Mwinyi, Research and Data Scientist, Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania
Faridah Nansamba, Data Manager, Division of Health Information, Ministry of Health, Uganda
El Hadji Amadou Niang, Deputy director, Laboratoire d'Ecologie Vectorielle et Parasitaire, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal
Jane Njeri Mwangi, Bioinformatics Fellow, Pan-African Mosquito Control Association, Kenya
Joel Odero, PhD Candidate, University of Glasgow, UK and Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania
Fatoumata Seck, PhD Candidate (Applied Biology and Modelling of Biological Systems/Medical Entomology), African Centre of Excellence in Biotechnological Innovations for the Elimination of Vector-borne Diseases (ACE ITECH-MTV), Burkina Faso
Enock Kofi Amoako
Benoit Sessinou Assogba
Mayi Marie Paul Audrey
Rosine Z. Wolie