An African Bioinformatics Network

Finally, the possibility that key bioinformatics research sites in Africa will be funded to work directly together to impact human health is becoming a reality. The NIH through the NHGRI is calling for information on potential groups that can cohere to form a network. This call for information rests on the comittment to addressing global health that has recently been made in hard cash by the UK Wellcome Trust and the global health thrust at NIH – a solid multimillion dollar effort termed H3 Africa – using genomics to impact health in the developing worlds of Africa. I believe that this particular effort will be the watershed that finally alters the balance between the deepest of the South and the developed world.
Bioinformatics in Africa


About winhide

I develop and use computational biology approaches to impact global public health in research such as understanding of stem cell biology, systematics of cellular profiling and complex diseases.
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