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MESA Webinar 3 – Integrating Genomics into the Malaria Interventions Toolbox
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We are thrilled to welcome you to the third session of the MESA Webinars, a platform to amplify the voices of malaria-endemic researchers!

Focusing on genomics, this webinar will feature:

- Christian Happi, Professor of Molecular Biology and Genomics and Director of the World Bank funded African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID) in Redeemer’s University, Nigeria:
"Genomic Characterization and Surveillance of Microbial Threats in West Africa"

- Stella Chenet Carrasco, Universidad Toribio Rodriguez de Mendoza (UNTRM), Peru:
"A Molecular Response Network to Support Malaria Elimination in Peru"

Jul 7, 2021 02:00 PM in Madrid

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Speakers

Christian Happi
Director @World Bank funded African Center of Excellence for Genomics of infectious Diseases (ACEGID) in Redeemer’s University
Christian Happi is Professor of Molecular Biology and Genomics and Director of the World Bank funded African Center of Excellence for Genomics of infectious Diseases (ACEGID) in Redeemer’s University, Nigeria. He obtained his PhD at the University of Ibadan in year 2000 and did his postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University between 2000-2003. He subsequently worked at Harvard University as a Research Scientist (2004-2007) and became an adjunct Professor at Harvard University School of Public Health between 2007-2011. His research interests focus on molecular biology and genomics with application in infectious diseases such as malaria, Lassa fever, Ebola virus disease and HIV. Among his career accomplishments to date, should be noted his use of genomics technologies for early diagnosis and confirmation (within 6 hours) of Ebola virus disease in Nigeria and the use of next generation sequencing technology to perform the first sequence of SARS-CoV-2 in Africa.
Stella Maris Chenet
Professor @Universidad Nacional Toribio Rodriguez de Mendoza de Amazonas
Dr. Chenet obtainet her PhD in Microbiology in Arizona State University, USA in 2014. Later on, she developed her postdoctoral studies at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta and at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her research focuses in control and elimination of infectious diseases. Dr. Chenet has worked in malaria for over 15 years. Currently, she is in charge of the molecular epidemiology and genomics laboratory at the Institute of Tropical Diseases from Universidad Nacional Toribio Rodriguez de Mendoza de Amazonas in Peru.