The H3ABioNet(A Pan African Bioinformatics Network) node based at Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) is organizing the first in the series of workshops aimed at enhancing Bioinformatics research capacity in the university community and reposition bioinformatics and computational biology as major thematic research areas in the university.The workshop will introduce participants to concepts and methods in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.
The French Institute for Research and Development (IRD) in 2010 signed a memorandum of understanding for scientific and technical cooperation with the University of Ghana. Under this agreement, Dr. Nicaise Ndam, molecular parasitologist at the Research Unit UMR216 of IRD, France and Dr. Michael Ofori an Immunologist with the NMIMR have developed a common interest to conduct a collaborative research to develop new strategies for the prevention of malaria.
The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research has established a training fellowship program in infectious diseases at the Post-Doctoral level. The program seeks to enroll ambitious, talented and highly motivated young Africans to work on innovative approaches to the control of the following diseases; Malaria, HIV/AIDS, TB, Buruli Ulcer and Neglected Tropical Diseases that will contribute to infectious diseases control efforts on the continent. The training fellowship is intended to stimulate innovation and as such fellows are allowed much room to explore their ideas for the control of infectious diseases
Name: Kwadwo Asamoah Kusi B.Sc, M.Phil (Ghana) PhD. (Leiden)
Kwadwo Asamoah Kusi is a Research Fellow with the Immunology Department of NMIMR. Asamoah Joined NMIMR in 2003 as an M.Phil. research student and left in 2007 for PhD studies in the Netherlands. He returned to NMIMR as one of the first two Fellows under NMIMR’s Postdoctoral training programme in February 2012. He was subsequently appointed as Research Fellow in April 2012. Asamoah has progressed steadily in his area of research over the last two years and is building the necessary networks critical to his success as an independent researcher at NMIMR.
The Ethiopian Minister for Foerign Affairs; Dr. Tedros Adhanom Gabreyesus, paid a courtesy visit to NMIMR on Wednesday 15th January, 2014. The purpose of the visit was to strengthen historical ties between Ethiopia and Ghana, share experiences in common thematic areas, as well as to explore the possibility of Research Cooperation between Ethiopia and Ghana.
The Minister had discussions with the management and Senior fellows of NMIMR, and was taken around some of the laboratory facilities at NMIMR.