Genomics Africa Fellow: Maria Camila Lopez Osorio

Maria Camila Lopez Osorio is a PhD student at the Colombia/Wisconsin One-Health Consortium – Universidad Nacional in Colombia and Wisconsin University in USA.

Maria Camila Lopez Osorio  came to this fellowship at KRISP in University of KwaZulu-Natal to receive training on SARS-CoV-2 sequencing in order to increase genomics surveillance in Colombia as part of the network led by the National Institute of Health of Colombia to monitor viral evolution.

Duration of the fellowship: 3 to 17 September 2022.

Trained received: Hands-on sequencing on Oxford Nanopore Technologies (ONT) and Illumina COVID-seq sequencing and bioinformatics analysis.

Fellowship sponsors: Abbott Pandemic Defense Coalition & Rockefeller Foundation.