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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

Onywera, H., Ondoa, P., Nfii, F., Ogwell, A., Kebede, Y., Christoffels, A., & Tessema, S. K. (2023) Boosting pathogen genomics and bioinformatics workforce in Africa The Lancet Infectious Diseases doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(23)00394-8

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