2.8 Whole Genome Sequencing
Request For Proposal published
Proposals under review
Round Two grants support improvements in external quality assurance of laboratory testing, training, quality diagnostics, and policy and advocacy.
This grant will focus on establishing a regional centre for sequencing that will allow the investigation of outbreaks, unusual resistance phenotypes, or delineation of the flow of organisms/genes across human/animal/agricultural and aquaculture sectors. This grant will reduce in-country costs for accessing sequencing, however, in-country expertise will still be required for appropriate sampling, identification of organisms for sequencing, sample storage, DNA extraction and downstream analysis.
National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark
Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute; National Institute for Communicable Diseases South Africa; University of Ibadan
May 2019 - Sep 2021
Eswatini, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone
- Regional sequencing centres for East and Southern Africa, and West Africa, are developed to support whole genome sequencing for AMR surveillance in Fleming Fund countries
- Regional training is established and rolled-out in Fleming Fund countries
- Whole genome sequencing data is used to enhance AMR surveillance across One Health sectors