Richard Doll Seminar - Population Science in Africa
Dr Manjinder Sandhu, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK and University of Cambridge, UK
Friday, 16 February 2018, 1pm to 2pm
Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, University of Oxford, OX3 7LF
Manj’s research seeks to improve our understanding of genomic diversity and the development of and susceptibility to complex diseases by integrating population genetics, epidemiology and genomic wide technologies.
His research is focused on low and middle income countries and particularly those in Africa and South-East Asia. He led the development and delivery of the African Genome Variation Project – a major resource that provides insights into population genome diversity in Africa and is engaged in a programme of work to study ancient DNA and indigenous populations groups.
He established and co-directs the African Partnership for Chronic Disease Research (APCDR), an international network of scientists committed to strengthening research capacity and undertaking chronic disease research in Africa. Alongside this he is the co-director of the Ugandan Medical Informatics Centre (UMIC) an integrated data centre providing computational resources to African institutions across the region.