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Nadja Louw

Nadja

Nadja is currently the Study Coordinator for Deciphering Developmental Disorders in Africa (DDD-Africa) – Evaluating Clinical Exome Sequencing in an African Setting. The DDD-Africa project is based in Johannesburg, South Africa with a secondary recruitment site in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. The project focuses on identifying possible genetic factors that cause developmental disorders in Africans.

She is based at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg although having completed her MSc Human Genetics at the University of Pretoria. Her MSc was focused on Paraganglioma in the Afrikaner population and was titled “The First SDHB Founder Mutation Identified In South African Paraganglioma Families”. Previous research experience includes breast – and ovarian cancer, especially in the Afrikaner population. Preceding her role as study coordinator, she was employed as the research assistant for the DDD-Africa project.

Nanjala Ruth

Nanjala Ruth

Congratulations to Ruth Nanjala on being the first prize winner of the Fellows Speed Presentations at the 19th H3Africa Consortium Meeting that took place from 29 May to 1 June in Abuja, Nigeria.

Ruth Nanjala is an Eastern Africa Network for Bioinformatics Training (EANBiT) fellow. She presently leads the Bioinformatics mentorship and incubation program at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Kenya. She pursued an M.Sc. in Bioinformatics at Pwani University, Kenya and the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Her Masters’ research focused on evaluating the accuracy of genotype imputation in the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) region in selected African populations. She holds a B.Sc. degree in Microbiology from Pwani University where she graduated with a first-class honors degree. Ruth is interested in human genetics and genomics research, with particular focus on applying bioinformatics to understand the mechanisms underlying human diseases, especially diseases such as cancer which claims many lives in Africa. She hopes to work towards addressing the gap in disease diagnoses, prognosis and treatment and thus improve the health and lives of others.

H3Africa Project
Eastern Africa Network for Bioinformatics Training - (EANBiT)

Nasinghe Emmanuel (Dr.)

Dr. Nasinghe Emmanuel

Study Coordinator Working Group Chairperson Dr. Nasinghe Emmanuel is a medical officer working with CAFGEN as a study coordinator. He worked as a clinician in HIV/TB endemic areas for 2 years before joining Prof. Joloba's laboratory as Research Assistant. His duties as a study coordinator include; 1. Maintaining the Study Master File. 2. Ensuring that all study protocols are approved on time, and maintaining active IRB status throughout the study period. 3. Coordinating the patient recruiting clinic with the laboratory and Biorepository. 4. Ensuring that all study samples are processed on time and stored at the required temperatures. 5. Ensuring quality assurance and quality control of all Laboratory processes. 6. Preparing and submitting study progress reports.

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