Latest conference

Title Event Dates
15th H3Africa Consortium Meeting Travel Fellowship - Kenya Sunday, March 8, 2020 to Friday, March 13, 2020
14th H3Africa Consortium Meeting Travel Fellowship - Accra, Ghana Sunday, September 22, 2019 to Friday, September 27, 2019
14th H3Africa Consortium Meeting - Accra, Ghana Sunday, September 22, 2019 to Friday, September 27, 2019
13th H3Africa Consortium Meeting 8th - 12th April 2019, Tunis, Tunisia Sunday, April 7, 2019 to Friday, April 12, 2019
12th H3Africa Consortium Meeting Rwanda Sunday, September 16, 2018 to Friday, September 21, 2018

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Latest Events

Type Title Opening / Closing date
Distance learning Ethics and Human Subject Protection: A Refresher Course Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 00:00
Workshop Fellows' Professional Development Workshop Cape Town Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 08:30 to Friday, July 26, 2019 - 17:00
Conference First Nigerian Bioinformatics conference tagged “Bioinformatics in the era of genomics in Africa”. Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 08:00 to Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 12:00

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Spotlight - H3Africa Study Coordinator

Fiona is currently the Study Coordinator for Deciphering Developmental Disorders in Africa (DDD-Africa) – Evaluating Clinical Exome Sequencing in an African Setting. She holds a PhD in Human Genetics and is a Medical Scientist registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. The DDD-Africa project is based in Johannesburg, South Africa with a secondary recruitment site in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Fiona is originally from Uganda and has lived and worked in South Africa for over 10 years. Her PhD research at the University of Cape Town and the University of British Columbia focused on Huntington disease in an African population. She joined the Division of Human Genetics at Wits University as a postdoctoral fellow in 2015 to further her research interests in Huntington disease and its phenocopies. Subsequently, she worked on the genetics of breast cancer in African women and then joined the DDD-Africa team in 2018. As study coordinator, she took on a management role and helped to establish many project processes over a two-year period. She has overseen everything project-related, from clinical enrolment of patients and families to finances.

In 2020, Fiona will focus on her position as Medical Scientist at the Division of Human Genetics, University of the Witwatersrand and the National Health Laboratory Service. Her duties as Study Coordinator have officially been handed over in this month of September and it is with gratitude to the H3A Consortium and the Study Coordinators’ working group in particular, that she wishes you all the very best.