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Leveraging Genomic Diversity to Promote Animal and Human Health (S5)

Organizer(s) Michèle Ramsay, Han Brunner and Appolinaire Djikeng
November 25—29, 2018
Speke Resort & Conference Centre • Kampala, Uganda
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Aug 8, 2018
Abstract Deadline: Aug 23, 2018
Scholarship Deadline: Aug 8, 2018
Discounted Registration Deadline: Oct 6, 2018

Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Summary of Meeting:
Genomic variation is a driving force of animal and human health, and susceptibility to disease. Yet our knowledge rarely spans human ethnic genomic diversity and genomic variation between animal breeds, limiting their translational impact. This symposium aims to: 1) Highlight translational genomics in humans and animals (clinical medicine and animal breeding for health and productivity; 2) Explore synergies and cross-disciplinary learning; 3) Explore opportunities to leverage genomic diversity to push the current boundaries to translation; and 4) Address translation and affordability in low- and middle-income settings. Large-scale genomics initiatives like Genome England, the US Precision Medicine initiative, and the Human Heredity and Health in African Consortium are providing extraordinarily large data sets to explore useful genotype-phenotype connections. Equivalent initiatives for animal data are starting. This meeting will explore the translation of genomic research in animals and humans, high and low-resourced environments, ethnic diversity, and cultural context. Identifying common strands in animal and human health opens up opportunities for repurposing of ideas and applications, and for finding innovative solutions for translational genomics through cross-boundary communities of practice.

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National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Scholarship Recipients

Acho Fon Abongwa
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Cameroon

Vivien Jepchirchir Chebii
Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Tanzania

Jorge Da Rocha
University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Sumaya Y. Kambal
Sudan University of Science and Technology, Sudan

Martha Kivecu
KEMRI, Kenya

Owen Powell
Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Keystone Symposia Global Health Travel Award Recipients, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Ruth Ifeoluwapo Ayoade Akinbobola
University of Abuja, Nigeria

Akeem Abiodun Akindele
Ladoke Akintolola University of Technology, Nigeria

Oluwole Busayo Akinola
University of Ilorin, Nigeria

Oluwatoyin Modupe Aladejana
Kings University Odeomu, Nigeria

Nanfizat Abiket Alamukii
University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Mohamed Z. Alimohamed
University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands

Chiaka I. Anumudu
University of Ibadan, Nigeria

David Kalenzi Atuhaire
Centre for Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases, Malawi

Emmanuel Jolaoluwa Awosanya
University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Kate Ekaete Bakarey
University College Hospital, Nigeria

Olorunsola Niyi Bankole
Zoetis ALPHA, Nigeria

Motunrayo Mojoyin Coker
University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Béatrice Dambaya
Chantal Biya International Reference Centre, CBIRC, Cameroon

Alberta Davis
MRC Unit at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Gambia

Kwabena Obeng Duedu
University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana

Nana Ama Ebbin
Szent István University, Hungary

Stephen Gbenga Fashoto
University of Swaziland, Swaziland

Ayotunde James Fasunla
University of Ibadan & University College Hospital, Nigeria

Elizabeth Wambui Gachanja
Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Tanzania

Isoken H. Igbinosa
University of Benin, Nigeria

Jeremiah Okoro Ijomanta
National Veterinary Research Institute, Nigeria

Benard Kulohoma
University of Nairobi, Kenya

Esther Astrid Mbono Samba Eloumba
University of Yaounde, Cameroon

Clement Adebajo Meseko
National Veterinary Resesrch Institute, Vom, Nigeria

Liberata Mwita
Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania

Carine Nguefeu Nkenfou
University of Yaounde, Cameroon

Jonathan Nkalubo
Makerere University, Uganda

Onyeka Kingsley Nwosu
National Biosafety Management Agency, Nigeria

Emmanuel Olofu Ogbadoyi
Federal University of Technology, Nigeria

Elijah Kolawole Oladipo
Adeleke University, Nigeria

Fiyinfoluwa Ibukun Olusola
University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Rosalia E. Omungo
Freelance, Kenya

Adaeze Linda Onugwu
University of Nigeria, Nigeria

Ebele Benedette Onuigbo
University of Nigeria, Nigeria

Oluyinka Oladele Opaleye
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Nigeria

Bukola Olanike Oyebanji
Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

Segun Isaac Oyedeji
Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Faculty of Science, Nigeria

Omolanke Temitope Oyedemi
University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Adesola Oyekunle Oyekale
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Nigeria

Soanandrasana Rahelinirina
Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Madagascar

Muideen Kolawole Raifu
University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Faranani Ramagoma
Onderstepoort Biological Products, South Africa

Adebayo Emmanuel Sopeju
University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Elizabeth Sibongile Tshabalala
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa

Abdul Walusansa
Islamic University in Uganda, Uganda