Genomics Africa fellowship program is extended to Latin America:
The Africa Genomics Fellowship is a program funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and we have already hosted over 100 scientists at CERI, KRISP, ACEGID, and ILRI. We have expanded this program in South Africa with CERI and KRISP with the The Abbott Pandemic Defense Coalition to also host fellows from other regions in the world.
We are happy to announce that we will be receiving 6 fellows from Latin America for the hands-on NGS training on Oxford Nanopore Technologies (ONT) and Illumina sequencing. The Latin American fellows will be trained together with African fellows at the state-of-the-art KRISP labs at UKZN, 4-16 Sept 2022.
We are also working on the expansion of this training and fellowship program to south and east Asia, so the Global South can work together to expand capacity in genomics and bioinformatics.
News date: 2022-09-05
KRISP has been created by the coordinated effort of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the South African Medical Research Countil (SAMRC).