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Leveraging local capacity to study African Genomics and disease
Prof Nicky Mulder [CBIO Division]
Host: Assoc Prof Jo-Ann Passmore [IDM/Division of Medical Virology]
Prof Nicky Mulder heads the Computational Biology Division at the University of Cape Town, and leads H3ABioNet, a large Pan African Bioinformatics Network of 28 institutions in 17 countries. H3ABioNet aims to develop bioinformatics capacity to enable genomic data analysis on the continent. Prior to her position at UCT, she worked for 8.5 years at the European Bioinformatics Institute in Cambridge, as a Team Leader. At UCT her research focuses on genetic determinants of susceptibility to disease, African genome variation and microbial genomics. Her group provides bioinformatics services and develops new algorithms for the analysis of genomic data. Nicky is actively involved in capacity development, including training, education and curriculum development in Bioinformatics. She also sits on a number of international scientific advisory boards.