Monitoring emerging malaria parasites
About the department
The University of Medical Sciences (Unimed), is the first specialized medical university in Nigeria. Founded in 2015, the university trains students in biomedical and healthcare fields.
The Centre for Molecular Bioscience and Medical Genomics is focused on applying molecular biology and medical genomics to contemporary health care. The centre supports the diagnosis of infectious and non-communicable diseases, with the aim of reducing their burden in Nigeria. Unimed’s Department of Biological Sciences has also received an Instrumental Access award.
Impact on development
The center is informing public policy through its surveillance of malaria infections throughout Nigeria. By monitoring the disease’s emergence, they can provide data-based evidence to guide policy.
Meet the Awardee
About the institution
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Why Seeding Labs?
The Centre for Molecular Bioscience and Medical Genomics trains a high volume of students each year. Faculty are currently advancing research on underdiagnosed forms of malaria as well as dietary factors in the development of breast cancer in Nigeria.
Instrumental Access equipment will give the Centre the resources to provide hands-on education for more students each year. The equipment will also allow researchers to continue to implement their research on malaria and cancer.
Did you know?
The University of Medical Sciences has three departments that have received Instrumental Access awards.