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Establishing grassroots genomics and bioinformatics programs to train over 400 Africans yearly

The African BioGenome Project (AfricaBP) implemented a successful series of workshops in 2023 referred to as the Open Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics Regional Workshops (Open Institute), as reported in Nature Genetics. The AfricaBP Open Institute conducted 28 workshops on biodiversity genomics and bioinformatics across 11 African countries, covering 5 African geographical regions. The workshops …

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Accelerating knowledge exchange in biodiversity genomics and bioinformatics

Since its inception in 2021, the African BioGenome Project (AfricaBP), has made significant gains towards its ambitious goal of sequencing 100,000 endemic African species within the next 10 years. Recently, AfricaBP reported the successful implementation of the Open Institute in Nature Biotechnology, a pioneering biodiversity genomics and bioinformatics knowledge exchange programme.The AfricaBP Open Institute’s framework …

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Partnership to safeguard African biodiversity through genomics

9 February 2023, NAIROBI, KENYA — The Science for Africa Foundation (SFA Foundation) and the African BioGenome Project (AfricaBP) are partnering to advance scientific approaches to safeguard Africa’s biodiversity through genomics  Africa is home to the world’s mega biodiversity hotspots, and it is currently experiencing an unprecedented loss of its biodiversity due to human overexploitation …

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The Next Frontier for African Genomics – Safeguarding African Biodiversity

The African BioGenome Project (AfricaBP) published a position paper in the journal Nature highlighting the goals, priorities, and roadmap of the impressive Africa-led effort to sequence the genomes of plants, animals, fungi, and protists that are endemic to the continent of Africa. Following its pilot launch in June 2021, AfricaBP now hosts 109 African scientists …

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