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Computational Omics and Biomedical Informatics Program (COBIP)

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Funding Fogarty Program

Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa)

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Computational Omics and Biomedical Informatics Program (COBIP)

Principal Institution

University of Cape Town, South Africa

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Chimusa, Rugamika Emile; Hersh, William R.

Project Contact Information


Year(s) Awarded



Malawi; Mozambique; Nigeria; South Africa; Tunisia; Uganda; Zimbabwe


Oregon Health & Science University, Georgetown University Medical Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. (See Project Description for additional collaborators.)

NIH Partners


Project Description

For this research training program, the University of Cape Town will partner with Oregon Health & Science University to provide interdisciplinary training opportunities to develop the next generation of researchers working on aspects of fundamental data science, computational omics and imaging data science. The Training Program will place strong emphasis on training graduate students and faculty from participating African institutions, through a combination of contact and on-line teaching, research projects and internships, to foster biomedical data science research that will build critical capacity in data science and drive the development of innovative solutions to African health challenges.

Additional Collaborators

Mbarara University of Science and Technology, University of Malawi, Health Research Center of Angola, Manhiça Health Research Centre, University of Zimbabwe, University of the Western Cape, University of Manouba, Federal University of Technology Akure 

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