H3ABioNet, a sustainable pan-African bioinformatics network for human heredity and health in Africa

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dc.contributor.author Mulder, Nicola J.
dc.contributor.author Adebiyi, Ezekiel
dc.contributor.author Alami, Raouf
dc.contributor.author Benkahla, Alia
dc.contributor.author Brandful, James
dc.contributor.author Doumbia, Seydou
dc.contributor.author Everett, Dean
dc.contributor.author Fadlelmola, Faisal M.
dc.contributor.author Gaboun, Fatima
dc.contributor.author Gaseitsiwe, Simani
dc.contributor.author Ghazal, Hassan
dc.contributor.author Hazelhurst, Scott
dc.contributor.author Hide, Winston
dc.contributor.author Ibrahimi, Azeddine
dc.contributor.author Fakim, Yasmina Jaufeerally
dc.contributor.author Jongeneel, C. Victor
dc.contributor.author Joubert, Fourie
dc.contributor.author Kassim, Samar
dc.contributor.author Kayondo, Jonathan
dc.contributor.author Kumuthini, Judit
dc.contributor.author Lyantagaye, Sylvester
dc.contributor.author Makani, Julie
dc.contributor.author Alzohairy, Ahmed Mansour
dc.contributor.author Masiga, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Moussa, Ahmed
dc.contributor.author Nash, Oyekanmi
dc.contributor.author Oukem-Boyer, Odile Ouwe Missi
dc.contributor.author Owusu-Dabo, Ellis
dc.contributor.author Panji, Sumir
dc.contributor.author Patterton, Hugh
dc.contributor.author Radouani, Fouzia
dc.contributor.author Sadki, Khalid
dc.contributor.author Seghrouchni, Fouad
dc.contributor.author Bishop, Özlem Tastan
dc.contributor.author Tiffin, Nicki
dc.contributor.author Ulenga, Nzovu
dc.contributor.author The H3ABioNet Consortium
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-25T13:08:00Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-25T13:08:00Z
dc.date.issued 2016-12-01
dc.description.abstract The application of genomics technologies to medicine and biomedical research is increasing in popularity, made possible by new high-throughput genotyping and sequencing technologies and improved data analysis capabilities. Some of the greatest genetic diversity among humans, animals, plants, and microbiota occurs in Africa, yet genomic research outputs from the continent are limited. The Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) initiative was established to drive the development of genomic research for human health in Africa, and through recognition of the critical role of bioinformatics in this process, spurred the establishment of H3ABioNet, a pan-African bioinformatics network for H3Africa. The limitations in bioinformatics capacity on the continent have been a major contributory factor to the lack of notable outputs in highthroughput biology research. Although pockets of high-quality bioinformatics teams have existed previously, the majority of research institutions lack experienced faculty who can train and supervise bioinformatics students. H3ABioNet aims to address this dire need, specifically in the area of human genetics and genomics, but knock-on effects are ensuring this extends to other areas of bioinformatics. Here, we describe the emergence of genomics research and the development of bioinformatics in Africa through H3ABioNet. en_ZA
dc.description.department Biochemistry en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2017 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship H3ABioNet is supported by the National Institutes of Health Common Fund (National Human Genome Research Institute) under grant number U41HG006941. en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://genome.cshlp.org en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Mulder, NJ, Adebiyi, E, Alami, R, Benkahla, A, Brandful, J, Doumbia, S, Everett, D, Fadlelmola, FM, Gaboun, F, Gaseitsiwe, S, Ghazal, H, Hazelhurst, S, Hide, W, Ibrahimi, A, Fakim, YJ, Jongeneel, CV, Joubert, F, Kassim, S, Kayondo, J, Kumuthini, J, Lyantagaye, S, Makani, J, Alzohairy, AM, Masiga, D, Moussa, A, Nash, O, Oukem-Boyer, OOM, Owusu-Dabo, E, Panji, S, Patterton, H, Radouani, F, Sadki, K, Seghrouchni, F, Bishop, OT, Tiffin, N, Ulenga, N & The H3ABioNet Consortium 2016, 'H3ABioNet, a sustainable pan-African bioinformatics network for human heredity and health in Africa', Genome Research, vol. 26, pp. 271-277. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1088-9051 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1549-5469 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1101/gr.196295.115
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/60659
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press en_ZA
dc.rights © 2016 Mulder et al. This article, published in Genome Research, is available under a Creative Commons License. en_ZA
dc.subject H3ABioNet en_ZA
dc.subject Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Human health en_ZA
dc.subject Pan-African bioinformatics network en_ZA
dc.subject Human heredity en_ZA
dc.subject Technology en_ZA
dc.title H3ABioNet, a sustainable pan-African bioinformatics network for human heredity and health in Africa en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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