Genomics Africa Fellow: Mariana Prado Marmorato

Mariana Prado Marmorato is a PhD student at University of São Paulo, Brazil.

Laura Silvana Pérez  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 Brazil. Ms Marmorato is involved in the “Viral surveillance and discovery in Brazil” project from the Abbot Pandemic Defense Coalition (APDC) as part of Dr. Esper Kallás lab at University of São Paulo.

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.