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The NGS Academy forms part of the Africa CDC Pathogen Genomics Initiative (PGI). This initiative is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Our training initiatives are carried out in partnership with the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM).

Selected publications

Marie-Claude Blatter, Philippe Le Mercier & Teresa K. Attwood (2021) Using bioinformatics to hunt SARS-CoV-2, its variants & its origins – a practical guide F1000 Research Limited 10 (836): 836 doi: 10.7490/f1000research.1118746.1

Emma B. Hodcroft, Nicola De Maio, Rob Lanfear, Duncan R. MacCannell, Bui Quang Minh, Heiko A. Schmidt, Alexandros Stamatakis, Nick Goldman & Christophe Dessimoz (2021) Want to track pandemic variants faster? Fix the bioinformatics bottleneck. Nature Publishing Group

Andres G. Lescano, Gabriela Salmon-Mulanovich, Elena Pedroni & David L. Blazes (2007) Outbreak Investigation and Response Training. American Association for the Advancement of Science 318 (5850): 574-575 doi: 10.1126/science.1146837

Seth C Inzaule, Sofonias K Tessema, Yenew Kebede, Ahmed E Ogwell Ouma & John N Nkengasong (2021) Genomic-informed pathogen surveillance in Africa: opportunities and challenges. The Lancet Infectious Diseases doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30939-7

Jennifer L. Gardy, & Nicholas J. Loman (2018) Towards a genomics-informed, real-time, global pathogen surveillance system. Nature Publishing Group 19(1):9 doi: 10.1038/nrg.2017.88