We are pioneering the inclusion of the African genome in research

We are re-imagining a world where precision medicine is equalized and everyone can live longer.

Mission

Less than 3% of genomic data represented
in research is from African populations

As modern humans originating from Africa migrated across the globe, a bottleneck effect was created leaving behind large genetic diversity on the African continent. Much of the genetic variation in Africans has been largely unstudied, yet holds enormous potential in understanding the science behind many diseases and the effect of therapeutics on multiple populations. We are generating insights from analysing sequence variation in the African genome which is expected to potentially power medical breakthroughs for the global population.

Our mission is to deliver on the promise of precision medicine for Africans and the global population, by bridging the disparity gap in genomics data.

Our Team

Abasi Ene-Obong

Abasi Ene-Obong, PhD

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Delali Attipoe

Delali Attipoe

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Jude Uzonwanne

Jude Uzonwanne

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Colm O'Dushlaine

Colm O'Dushlaine, PhD

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Francis Osifo

Francis Osifo

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Alma Karibo

Alma Karibo

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Dishan De Silva

Dishan De Silva

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Abi Bulus

Abi Bulus

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Oluwaseun Oyedeji

Oluwaseun Oyedeji

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Kemi Williams

Kemi Williams

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Aminu Yakubu

Aminu Yakubu

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Dr. Zara Modibbo

Dr. Zara Modibbo

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Dr. Jumi Popoola

Jumi Popoola, PhD

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Effie Edusei

Effie Edusei

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Bari J. Ballew

Bari J. Ballew, PhD

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Scientific Advisory Board

Gregory Hinkle

Gregory Hinkle, PhD

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Jeff Hammerbacher

Jeff Hammerbacher

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Manuel Rivas

Manuel Rivas, PhD

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Michael F. Murray

Michael F. Murray, MD

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Board of Directors

Abasi Ene-Obong

Abasi Ene-Obong, PhD

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Delali Attipoe

Delali Attipoe

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Dr. Funmi Olopade

Dr. Funmi Olopade

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Jenny Yip

Jenny Yip

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Patrice Milos

Patrice Milos, PhD

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Biobank Committee

Executive Committee

  • Dr. Babatunde Lawal Salako MBBS, FWACP, FRCP, FRCP, MNIM
  • Olusegun Isaac Alatise MB.ChB, M.Sc, FWACS, FMCS
  • Dr. Aisha Indo Mamman MBBS, FMCPath
  • Dr. Zara Modibbo MBBS, FMACP
  • Dr. Nabila Ado Wanka MBBS, FMCPath
  • Ike Anya MD, FFPH

Access Committee

  • Martin Madu Meremikwu MB.BCh, FWACP
  • Dr. Aminu Zakari Mohammed MBBS, DCP, FMCPath
  • Moji Makanjuola MFR
  • Aminu Yakubu MPH, PGCert Bioethics
  • Jumi Popoola, PhD

Biosafety Committee

  • Adeola Fowotade
  • Nnamdi Ilodiuba, PhD
  • Chinyere Anyika
  • Adeola Adeleye

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