Genomics Surveillance Training to 15 African Countries at CERI, 2021

Authors: Tulio de Oliveira, Houriiyah Tegally, Yeshnee Naidoo, Paul Harris. Astrid Treffry Goatley - 2021-12-24

Summary: Organized by Africa CDC, the Centre for Epidemic Response and Innovation (CERI), and the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) at Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), Stellenbosch University in South Africa.

Workshop dates: 1st November 12th November 2021

15 African Union Member Countries attending the workshop: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sao Tome, Sudan, Tanzania, Union of Comoros, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

The Africa CDC and the Centre for Epidemic Response and Innovation (CERI) at Stellenbosch University in South Africa are organizing a two-week hands-on training on the genomic surveillance of SARS-CoV-2. The training will be part of the Genomics Africa Fellowship program with the Rockefeller Foundation and will include laboratory methods for SARS-CoV-2 sequencing and the analysis of the sequence data, from raw read data to variant analyses and data uploading on the GISAID platform. The training workshop aims at establishing the best laboratory and analytical practices for the fifteen participating African Countries.


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Location: K-RITH Tower Building
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN
719 Umbilo Road, Durban, South Africa.
Director: Prof. Tulio de Oliveira