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The H3ABioNet-Fogarty Seminar

The H3ABioNet-Fogarty Seminar coordinators and task force cordially invite you to join us for the next Fogarty Student Seminar in July 2020. Each Seminar will see two Fogarty students (MSc/Mphil/PhD) present a talk related to their ongoing… more

Tue, Jul 21 2020, 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Undiagnosed Diseases Network International Mon, Jan 28 2019, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
African Population Genomic Structure: Impact of diet, geography, and ancestry on the gut microbiome

The presentation will generally illustrate the application of integrative genomics approaches for genetic and phenotypic diversity studies in Africa with a focus on gut microbiome. It will highlight the importance and ELSI of gut microbiome… more

Fri, Jan 25 2019, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

H3Africa Spotlights

Ruth Nanjala

Ruth Nanjala

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