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Stanford, University of Western Cape Collaborate on Informatics Training Program in South Africa

NEW YORK, April 11 (GenomeWeb News) - Stanford University has formed a collaboration with the University of Western Cape in South Africa to create a program to provide biomedical informatics training to South African researchers, Stanford said last week.


Researchers at Stanford and the University of Western Cape have received an $800,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health's FogartyInternationalCenter for a program seeking to train graduate African scientists in areas such as HIV informatics, TB drug discovery, and bioinformatics.


The program will bring together HIV biologists, epidemiologists, and bioinformaticists from Stanford, the University of Western Cape, the University of Cape Town, and the National Institutes of Communicable Diseases. These researchers will help establish research programs including ones in HIV databasing, pharmacogenomics, and development of new languages for describing medical discoveries.

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