AREF/EDCTP Preparatory Fellowships – 2019

The purpose of the AREF/EDCTP Preparatory Fellowship is to enhance the competitiveness of up-and-coming post-doctoral sub-Saharan African scientists and clinicians aspiring to receive international/regional/national fellowships or grant support, such as the EDCTP Career Development Fellowships.

For more information, see the call text.

Call identifier: RIA2019PF

Fellow: Dr Francis Zeukeng
Developing advanced genomics and bioinformatics skills and application to uncover route of transmission of Buruli ulcer in Africa

Université de Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Host organisation: Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Ghana
Starting date: 01 October 2020
Duration: 12 months
Grant amount: EUR 63,825
Grant agreement: TMA2019PF-2693

Fellow: Dr Gyaviira Nkurunungi
How does exposure to helminths alter vaccine responses: employing cytometry by time-of-flight (CyToF) technology for high-resolution immunophenotyping of cellular pathways underpinning helminth-induced immunomodulation

Uganda National Health Research Organisation (UNHRO), Entebbe, Uganda
Host organisation: Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands
Starting date: 01 January 2021
Duration: 12 months
Grant amount: EUR 69,956
Grant agreement: TMA2019PF-2707

Fellow: Dr Adebanjo J. Adegbola

Obafemi Awolowo University., Osun State, Nigeria
Host organisation: Centre for medical parasitology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Starting date: 01 August 2020
Duration: 1o months
Grant amount: EUR 69,898
Grant agreement: TMA2019PF-2537