Strengthening human genetics research in Africa: report of the 9th meeting of the African Society of Human Genetics in Dakar in May 2016.

Ndiaye Diallo, R, Gadji, M, Hennig, B J, Guèye, A, Diop, J P D, Sylla Niang, M, Lopez Sall, P, Guèye, P M, Dem, A, Faye, O, Dieye, A, Cisse, A, Sembene, M, Ka, S, Diop, N, Williams, S M, Matovu, E, Ramesar, R S, Wonkam, A, Newport, M, Rotimi, C and Ramsay, M (2017) Strengthening human genetics research in Africa: report of the 9th meeting of the African Society of Human Genetics in Dakar in May 2016. Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics, 2 (10). ISSN 2054-4200

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Abstract

The 9th meeting of the African Society of Human Genetics, in partnership with the Senegalese Cancer Research and Study Group and the Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) Consortium, was held in Dakar, Senegal. The theme was Strengthening Human Genetics Research in Africa. The 210 delegates came from 21 African countries and from France, Switzerland, UK, UAE, Canada and the USA. The goal was to highlight genetic and genomic science across the African continent with the ultimate goal of improving the health of Africans and those across the globe, and to promote the careers of young African scientists in the field. A session on the sustainability of genomic research in Africa brought to light innovative and practical approaches to supporting research in resource-limited settings and the importance of promoting genetics in academic, research funding, governmental and private sectors. This meeting led to the formation of the Senegalese Society for Human Genetics.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: African Genetic Research; African Society of Human Genetics; Dakar; Meeting report
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Global Health and Infection
Research Centres and Groups: Wellcome Trust Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Research
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Depositing User: emma louise Bertrand
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2018 10:37
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 15:20
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/76682

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