12th-16th – WG Sessions
19th – WG Report back /Workshop/Themed Session
20th – Opening & Project Presentations (PI’s & Fellows)
21st – Project Presentations (PI’s & Fellows) & Guest Speakers
22nd – Project presentations (PI’s & Fellows)/Themed Session
23rd – Panel Discussion/IEC Feedback & Closing

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Eric Green


Eric D. Green, M.D., Ph.D., is the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is the third NHGRI director, having been appointed by NIH director Dr. Francis Collins in 2009.

Leon Mutesa


Prof. Leon Mutesa is Director of Center for Human Genetics at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences-University of Rwanda. He obtained his MD from the university of Rwanda in 2003 and his PhD in 2009 from the university of Liege-Belgium where he also completed his post-doc in 2011. Throughout his career he has been immensely involved in clinical services, academics, research, capacity building, and management in the health sector. He served as the Director of Department of Clinical

Musa Mhlanga


Musa M. Mhlanga did his undergraduate studies in France & the US and obtained his PhD in New York at The Rockefeller University & NYU School of Medicine. There, he worked on the development of molecular beacons for in vitro diagnostics and for imaging of RNA in living cells with Fred R. Kramer & Sanjay Tyagi. Next, he did a Post Doctoral fellowship at the Institut

Penny Moore


Penny Moore is a Reader and DST/NRF South African Research Chair of Virus-Host Dynamics at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, and Research Associate at CAPRISA, University of KwaZulu-Natal. She obtained her MSc in Microbiology at Wits, studying gastroenteritis-associated

Thomas Kariuki


Thomas Kariuki is the Director of Programmes at The African Academy of Sciences where he leads the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa. He holds an honorary Professorship at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and a Ph.D. in immunology from the University of York.

Tulio de Oliveira


Prof. Tulio de Oliveira is the director of KRISP. He has received his BSc at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil and MSc/PhD at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, South Africa. He was a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, U.K. from 2004 to 2006 and a Newton Advanced Fellow at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (WTSI)

19 April 2021 - WG Report Back Sessions

SpeakerWorking GroupDownload (Talks are not available yet)
AllAll day recordingSession 1 | Session 2
Erisa SabakakiEthics & Community EngagementMinutes | Presentation
Aime LumakaRare Disease WGMinutes | Presentation
Sally AdebamawoCVD WG
Katherine JohnstonPhenotype Harmonizaton
Paballo ChaukeECTWGMinutes | Presentation
Michele RamsayPublications WG
Michelle Skelton & Paballo ChaukeOutreach & Communication WGMinutes | Combined Presentation
Elizabeth MayneBiorepository WGMinutes | Presentation
Neil Hanchard & Ananyo ChoudharyGenome Analysis WG
Study Coordinators MembersStudy Coordinators WGMinutes | Presentation
Nicki TiffinHIV&AIDS WGMinutes | Presentation
Ovokeraye Hilda OduaranMicrobiome WG
Dwomoa Adu & Alash'le AbimikuSustainability WGMinutes | Presentation
Monica UddinMental Health TFMinutes | Presentation
Nicky MulderDBAC WGMinutes | Presentation
Various SpeakersData Curation & Clinical Data ManagementRecording
SpeakerPresentation TitleDownload
Session 1:
Opening
Christian HappiWelcome & Overview
Eric GreenA 2020 Strategic Vision for Improving Human Health at The Forefront of Genomics
Isewon Itunuoluwa & Nicky MulderBioinformatics development & support despite the pandemic
Catherine ScheppersWhat's new in antibody genetics
Simone RichardsonTranslating antibody genetic diversity into function
Clement AdebamawoMolecular subtyping of breast cancer in SSA woment
Session 2:
Sustainability: What Next
Ambroise WonkamAfSHG
Thomas KariukiAAS
Christian HappiH3Africa
Session 3:
Sustainability-Continuation
Carolyn HutterInternational Common Disease Alliance
Geoffrey GinsburgThe One Hundred Thousand Plus Cohorts Consortium
James BuchananTranslating genome and exome sequencing into clinical practice in Africa: a health economics perspective
Erich JarvisIntroduction to the human pangenome reference consortium (HPRC)
Mary De Silva & Nicki TiffinAfrican Population Cohort Consortium (APCC)
Session 4:
Project Updates
Moses Lutakoome Joloba / Elizabeth MayneBiorespositories: Integrated Biorepository of H3Africa (IBRH3AU) project update & Clinical Laboratory Service
Alash'le Abimiku / Sophia OsaweAltered Immune response to pediatric vaccines among HIV exposed uninfected infants
Daniel Masiga / Ms. Martha LukaEANBiT progress and prospects & Elucidating human rhinovirus transmission pathways at differing scales of social organisation
Jeffrey Shaffer / Fatoumata O. MaigaWest African Center of Excellence for Global Health Bioinformatics Research Training & Multiple artemisinin-based combination therapies remain effective for Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Mali: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Gershim Asiki / Ananyo ChoudhuryProgress Update for AWI-Gen Phase 2 & Meta-analysis of 24,000 continental African provides insights into the genetic architecture of lipid traits
Session 6:
SARS - CoV 2 Covid-19
Chikwe IhekweazuStrengthening Health Security through National Public Health Institutes
Leon MutesaDiagnostics in Rwanda
Melanie SavilleStrengthening capacity in African countries through CEPI's work
Penny MooreImmunity to 502Y.V2 - Implications for vaccines
Session 7:
Project Updates
Michelle SkeltonH3Africa Coordinating CentreDownload
Samuel KyobeExome Sequencing Reveals a Role for HLA-C*03:02 in Control of HIV-1 Disease Progression in African Pediatric Populations
Busisiwe MlotshwaIntegrated genomic analyses identity population-specific transcriptomic signatures of TB disease in HIV
Shantelle ClaasssenReMAC
Nastassja KoenTransgenerational Effects of Maternal Stressors: Investigating the Role of infant Gene Expression
Vincent BoimaThe burden of APOL1 genetic variation and chronic kidney disease in West Africa
Rufus AkinyemiAn update on the African Neurobiobank for Precision Stroke Medicine ELSI Project
Arti SinghPerspectives on biorights among stroke patients and stroke - free individuals in Nigeria & Ghana: Data from African Neurobiobank for Precision Stroke Medicine ELSI Study
Session 8:
Project Updates
Musa MhlangaHuman Cell Atlas. Building out Human Cell Atlas African Research
Joseph OchiengGenetics and genomics research in Uganda
Francis Adjei & Raymond AborigoStakeholders Perspectives on the use of broad Consent as a model for Genomic Research and Biobanking in Ghana
Ezekiel Adebiyi & Ibatayo AjayiGenetic and metabolic characterisation of early onset epileptic encephalopathies in Lagos state, Nigeria
Guida LandoureUncovering the genetic basis of hereditary neurological disorders in Mali
Salimata DiarraUncovering the genetic basis of hereditary neurological disorders in Mali
Judith Oguzie & Idowu OlawoyeGenomics of SARS-CoV-2 and other infectious diseases in Nigeria
Salia BambaA novel variant in the AR gene associated with early onset muscular dystrophy in a Malian family
Blessing SitabuleStructural Bioinformatics Analysis of CYP2D6 pharmacogenetic variation relevant to Sub-Saharan African populations
Martha ZewdieAssessment of epigenetic modifications in innate immune cells of TB patients and their house hold contacts
Shahiid KiyagaComparative genomics and antibiotic-resistance determinants profile of clinical Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from Kenya

Day 3 - Fellows Speed Presentations

Abdoulaye Y

Josue T

Samuel M

Ichrak B

Sharley M

Ruth N

Eneza M

Sounkou T