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      • Genomics Africa 2022 Medium to Long-term Fellowships for Researchers 2022

      • The medium to long-term fellowship will cover travel, accommodation, and a daily stipend (around US$50). We will prioritize the selection of individuals from national institutes of health and academic organizations in Africa that already have SARS-CoV-2 genomic data production and analysis experienc
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Fewer than 0.5% of SARS-CoV-2 sequences available in GISAID are from Africa, despite Africa representing 14% of the world’s population. While some African institutions have access to genomic sequencing technology, this is not widespread due to high upfront costs, a limited well-trained workforce, and limited infrastructure for data systems.  By creating a collaborative program for genomic sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 in Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa that supports other African countries, we will spearhead the Africa genomics surveillance revolution. Genomics surveillance aims... read more

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