MEET the FELLOWS

In this section of the website, we present the Genomics Africa Fellows. We believe that it is important to prospective fellows to see the experience that we are providing as part of this capacity building and fellowship programme.

We will be funding 100 fellows to spend time within specialized genomics labs in Africa. The first fellows at CERI-KRISP and fellowship. Contact us and the Africa CDC Pathogen Genomics Initiative to participate in this fellowship.

 

– Dr. Essomba René Ghislain is a Senior Medical Scientist t the National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) in Cameroon. (Fellow at CERI-KRISP: 4 to 16 Oct 2021)

 

 

Ibrahima Halilou,  Medical Scientist t the National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) in Cameroon. (Fellow at CERI-KRISP: 4 to 16 Oct 2021) 

 

 

Ndahafa Frans is a Medical Scientist at the Namibian Institute of Pathology. (Fellow at CERI-KRISP: 11 to 26 Sep 2021)

 

 

 Dr. Bernard Dandenault Mvula,  is a Biomedical Scientist (Molecular Biology) and Head: National HIV Reference Laboratory at the Public Health Institute of Malawi (PHIM). (Fellow at CER-KRISPI: 11 to 26 Sep 2021)

 

Louis Panja is a Laboratory Technician  at the Public Health Institute of Malawi (PHIM). (Fellow at CER-KRISPI: 11 to 26 Sep 2021)

 

 

Harry Milala is a Laboratory Officer at the Public Health Institute of Malawi (PHIM). (Fellow at CERI-KRISP: 11 to 26 Sep 2021)

 

 

Innocent Malolo is a Lab Technologist at the Public Health Institute of Malawi. (Fellow at CERI-KRISP: 11 to 26 Sep 2021)

 

 

Luscious Chabuka is a Lab Technologist  at the Public Health Institute of Malawi (PHIM). (Fellow at CER-KRISPI: 11 to 26 Sep 2021)

 

 

Dr. Andreas Shiningavamwe, Chief Medical Scientist at the Namibian Institute of Pathology. (Fellow at CER-KRISPI: 11 to 26 Sep 2021)

 

 

Hamidah Namagembe Suubi is a Medical Scientist at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI). (Fellow at CERI-KRISP: 28 Aug to 5 Sep 2021)

 

 

Dr. Nicholas Bbosa is a Medical Scientist at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI).(Fellow at CERI-KRISP: 28 Aug to 5 Sep 2021)

 

Dr. Moses Chitenje, from the Public Health Insitute in Malawi, spent two weeks with us in South Africa to receive hands-on training on producing SARS-CoV-2 genomes using Oxford Nanopore Technology (ONT) and Thermo Fisher equipment and reagents.
Dr. Samuel Gwayi, from the Public Health Insitute in Malawi, spent two weeks with us in South Africa to receive hands-on training on assembling and analyzing SARS-CoV-2 genomes. Samuel has worked with two other African scientists in KRISP, San Emmanuel James (from Uganda) and Derek Derek Tshiabuila (from the Democratic Republic of Congo).
Nalia Ismael, a senior scientist from the Instituto Nacional de Saude (INS) of Mozambique and a Ph.D. student at Stellenbosch University spent two weeks with usto receive training generating whole genomes of SARS-CoV-2.

Next, we are hosting fellows from Cameroon and Uganda to spend two weeks at our laboratory to receive training in Illumina sequencing and bioinformatics analysis. 23 August to 4 September 2021.

Contact us and the Africa CDC Pathogen Genomics Initiative to participate in this fellowship.