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Enhancing pathogen bioinformatics research capacity in Rwanda Biomedical Centre 

Collaborators: Rwanda Biomedical Centre


The Rwanda Biomedical Centre oversees all public health programmes in Rwanda, including for tuberculosis, HIV, Measles and other pathogens. The staff have extensive expertise in bacterial drug resistance testing and genome sequencing but training in data analysis and bioinformatics is limited due to lack of national capacity.

This project aims to build a foundation in these topics, focussing on whole genome sequence analyses, transmission tracking and project design. The goal is to create a hub of highly trained bioinformaticians in RBC who can then lead on future research projects.

Methodological approaches

  • Whole genome sequencing
  • Molecular epidemiology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Virology

Team members