Newsletter Issue 12 – August 2021

The World Bank recently published an article on the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID)’s ongoing work in the development of new tools and counter measures for addressing wide-ranging public

Newsletter Issue 11 – April 2021

A paper on the study, titled “High-depth African genomes inform human migration and health”, which was published in the distinguished journal Nature on 28 October 2020, has received international recognition.

Newsletter Issue 10 – September 2020

The MRC/Wits Rural Public Health & Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt) is one of six sites for the Africa Wits-INDEPTH Partnership for the GENomic study of body composition and cardiometabolic disease risk (AWI-Gen).

Newsletter Issue 9 – March 2020

The Bioinformatics Hub of Kenya (BHK) was launched on February 7th, 2020 at the International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE). This effort was initiated by five students: Festus Nyasimi, Michael Landi,

Newsletter Issue 8  –  September 2019

Genomics research on the African continent is hampered by lack of resources, delayed funding, poorly implemented study coordination, lack of training, ethics, sophisticated laboratory infrastructure, study participant recruitment

Newsletter Issue 7 – March 2019

The AWI-Gen study explores how genes, the environment, and lifestyle affect health – in particular obesity and cardiovascular disease. In doing so we hope to better understand the determinants of health and the impact of different lifestyles and

Newsletter Issue 6 – August 2018

First published in Business Times Africa (
Body tissues are made up of cells which contain DNA, the unique genetic material that carries the instructions or blueprint for all our body’s development and function.

Newsletter Issue 5 – October 2017

Open science is a movement to make scientific research, data, tools and resources accessible, visible and usable to anyone who is interested in using them. This was perfectly captured in a publication by McKiernan and colleagues