Makerere University

Makerere University, Kampala is Uganda's largest and third-oldest institution of higher learning, first established as a technical school in 1922.

Makerere University is one of the leading Universities in Africa and has a long track record of influential research in the health sciences.

The University has nine Constituent Colleges and one School, and the College of Health Sciences (CHS) embraces the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Biomedical Sciences and Health Sciences.

The enormous need for bioinformaticians in Africa has attracted attention of funding agencies and there are examples of significant strides being made by the H3Africa initiative of the NIH and the Welcome Trust. To consolidate and sustain these initial gains, and to achieve a critical number of well-trained bioinformaticians in the long-term, sound training programs at African institutions are required. “Nurturing Genomics and Bioinformatics Research Capacity in Africa” (BRecA) program builds on the momentum of the H3Africa supported consortia (CAfGEN, TrypanoGEN, IBH3AU, and H3BioNET) as it establishes sustainable bioinformatics training programs at Makerere University.

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