Professor Tulio visited Bern University in Switzerland and met with the team from the MCID (Multidisciplinary Center for Infectious Diseases). During his visit, they discussed potential collaborations on topics related to pandemic preparedness and emerging infectious diseases. In addition, discussions focused on how to expand genomics to rare diseases and cancer.
Strategic meeting at MCID at the University of¬†Bern to discuss the Cluster of Excellence in Genomics¬†in Africa. This discussion was led¬† by Prof. Tulio de¬†Oliveira (lead of the¬†CoE¬†from ARUA ¬Ė far left) and¬†Prof Hugues Abriel (Vice-rector of Research at¬†University¬†of Bern ¬Ė far right)¬†
The discussions focused on addressing important global health challenges and bringing together experts from different institutions to work towards common goals. Part of the discussion centred around the new Cluster of Excellence (CoE) on Genomics in Africa that is a large African and European Collaboration between ARUA (African Research Universities Alliance) and The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities.
Fantastic #ClusterOfExcellence meeting @SwissIonChannel @MCIDBern Highlight was being able to demonstrate #Aaresack for Aare swim #RealBern experience next time. Hope you got some ?and arrived back safely in ?? #PandemicPreparedness #GenomicsForHealth pic.twitter.com/vh3u5ksxSs— Nicola Low #EveryDayCounts #StillFBPE (@nicolamlow) May 25, 2023
Right: MCID (Multidisciplinary Center for Infectious Diseases) is in an impressive scientific building in Bern and Prof. de Oliveira tweet about it.
News date: 2023-05-24
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