African Collaborative Center for Microbiome and Genomics Research (ACCME)

Principal Investigator: Clement Adebamowo
 
Institute: Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria

Lay Description: The African Collaborative Center for Microbiome and Genomics Research (ACCME) leverages advanced research methods, technologies and international partnerships to engage African scientists and institutions led by the Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN) and the Center for Infectious Diseases Research, Zambia (CIDRZ) to build capacity, conduct training and implement integrative epidemiology research initially focused on the associations between high risk HPV infection, vaginal microenvironment, HPV genomics, germline and somatic mutations in the etiology of cervical cancer.

This program serves as a paradigm for Translational Research in Biomarker Discovery that addresses high impact public health challenges that affects women’s health in Africa and the rest of the world. The technology and capacity developed through this initiative will be extended to other diseases in future.