The Centre for Genomics of Non-Communicable Diseases and Personalized Healthcare (CGNPH) will promote application of genomics in prevention, treatment, and management of NCDs as well as understanding their causation through development of holistic training, capacity building, and evidence-based research. The high genetic diversity of African populations and African environments provides unparalleled opportunities and potential to investigate the genomic, epigenetic and pharmacogenomic profile of NCDs in African populations, including cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes, and neurodegenerative diseases. The low competitiveness and visibility of African researchers in genomics, epigenetics and pharmacogenomics research is a critical challenge, as is development of a critical mass of researchers who have the foundational knowledge, skills, and responsible conduct, attributes required for research on the genomics, epigenetics, and pharmacogenomics of NCDs. Meeting this challenge is fundamental to scientific discovery and creation of novel and innovative approaches and products designed to deliver efficient and improved personalized healthcare in Africa in order to increase quality of life of Africans.
I am overwhelmed in showing my profound appreciation to the faculties/teams for the Center for Genomics for imparting highly educative hand on Molecular Diagnosis to us. More grease to your elbow. I also indebted to Prof. Akinloye for his fatherly & scholarly roles in building young Scientists . May God continue to strengthen you all.
I am pleased to inform you and members of your team that those of us from Benin arrived safely back home. Also to thank you for organizing such a fully packed and highly subsidized workshop. We had the opportunity to learn new skills and techniques in bioinformatics and molecular biology and build strong networks with other participants.
Thank you once again.
Do accept my best regards.
Applications are invited for Masters and Doctoral candidates across Africa who are interested in further studies in Genomics of NCDs at the Center for Genomics of NCDs and Personalized Healthcare. Please send a copy of your CV at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
(July 5-15, 2021)