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Type Title Opening / Closing date
Workshop 1st WASLITBRe Postgraduate Bioinformatics Workshop Thu, May 9 2019 to Wed, Jun 19 2019
Workshop ACEGID Summer Genomics Bootcamp Mon, May 6 2019 to Fri, Jun 14 2019
Workshop 13th H3Africa Consortium Meeting: Professional Development Workshop Sun, Apr 7 2019 to Thu, Apr 11 2019
Conference Bioinformatics for Global Health in Africa Mon, Mar 11 2019 to Tue, Mar 12 2019
Workshop Introductory Python based Software Carpentry Tue, Oct 30 2018 to Wed, Oct 31 2018

H3Africa Webinar

Title Overview (Content and Syllabus, etc.) Date of the Event
NCBI Genomics Resources

Human genomic resources Human pathogens genomics Model organisms BLAST tools

Fri, Nov 30 2018, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
HINARI and Strategies for searching PubMed

HINARI and Strategies for searching PubMed

Fri, Oct 12 2018, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Planning and Conducting A Literature Search for A Systematic Review

We will introduce methods to plan and perform systematic reviews. We will cover how to formulate an answerable research question and a search protocol, define inclusion and exclusion criteria, searching for the evidence across various databases… more

Fri, Oct 27 2017, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

H3Africa Spotlights

Ruth Nanjala is the inaugural AfOx Kennedy Trust Prize Studentship Scholar. Ruth is a bioinformatician with a research focus on computational analysis of  the Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) region and its relationship to complex immune-mediated diseases such as Rheumatoid arthritis.

Ruth graduated with a distinction for the M.Sc. in Bioinformatics at Pwani University, Kenya and the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Her Master’ research focused on evaluating the accuracy of genotype imputation in the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) region in selected African populations. She holds a first-class B.Sc. degree in Microbiology from Pwani University, Kenya.

Ruth is interested in HLA genetics, focusing on applying bioinformatics to understand the mechanisms underlying human diseases, especially immune complex-mediated diseases. She hopes to work towards addressing the gap in disease diagnosis, prognosis and treatment and thus address health challenges in Africa and beyond.

Ruth is also passionate about capacity building and has been involved with different projects aimed at building Bioinformatics capacity in Africa. These include the Pan African Bioinformatics network (H3ABioNet) and the Bioinformatics mentorship and incubation program at the International Centre for insect physiology and ecology (ICIPE).

Ruth will read for a DPhil in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, based at The Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology and Reuben College.

Student 2023

DPhil in Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Reuben College
AfOx Kennedy Trust Prize Studentship and Clarendon Scholarship